“The Opposition has no right to tell anyone to resign” – Min. Hughes – ‘The govt has recourse to the court to settle any contentious issues’ DPI, Guyana.

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Putting matters into ‘Context’ on the National Communications Network
(NCN Inc.) programme of the same name, Minister of Public
Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes along with Minister of Business,
Dominic Gaskin is urging all citizens to not panic and to proceed with
their daily life as per normal.
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> Minister Hughes has dismissed Opposition’s calls for the Coalition Government to resign noting that they have “no authority to tell anyone to do so… this pressure is not going to burst our pipe.”
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> The minister added that the Coalition Government’s intention to seek legal recourse following the no-confidence vote is in keeping with democratic norms and principles. She noted, “It is the legal right of anyone to seek redress via the court to resolve any contentious issues.”

The minister added that the democratic process entails a right to
resort to the court and as a government, it has a responsibility to
its large constituency to ensure this was done and their concerns
addressed. She recalled the Opposition’s “modus operandi” which saw
them seeking to challenge the Guyana Elections Commissioner’s
appointment via the court and the move to the Caribbean Court of
Justice to reverse the third term ruling barring former president
Bharrat Jagdeo from taking office again.

Minister Hughes said the Coalition Government is prepared to abide the
court ruling whether favourable or not.

The minister has also given her views on the recent utterances by
former MP Charandass Persaud and recent related discoveries by law
enforcement officials.


Paul Mc Adam

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Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes

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