APNU Vice Chairman Rupert Roopnarine believes the Gov’t fails to recognise the reality of the 10th Parliament – 14th May 2013
APNU Vice Chairman Dr. Rupert Roopnarine does not think that Guyana is heading for a constitutional crisis, but rather, the failure on the part of the Government to recognize the reality of the 10th Parliament and would require a different kind of approach to legislation.
Roopnarine is calling for give and take in the National Assembly.
According to the APNU Member of Parliament, the reasons given by the President for not signing the two bills passed by the majority in the National Assembly could be challenged in the courts.
The two bills the President refused to sign are the Fiscal Management and Accountability Amendment Bill and the Former President Facilities and other Benefits Bill.
Dr. Roopnarine believes that in order to avoid the lessons of the past the President should understand it is not business as usual. He feels there needs to be more transparency and noted the opposition has a responsibility to the taxpayers.
The APNU feels that President Ramotar’s decision to withhold his assent to the two Bills has violated the spirit of the constitution.