Key Points from today’s Media Conference Hosted By Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley:
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley addressed the media after the Motion to remove President Paula-Mae Weekes from office was defeated in the Parliament (24 For, 47 Against, no abstentions).
The Prime Minister said the behaviour of the Opposition, particularly those in the Senate, in the Parliament during today’s Motion to remove the President was nothing short of “disgraceful and reprehensible.” He said it was a very unpleasant experience, but it should be an eye opener for citizens as it relates to the Government and what passes for the Opposition.
Dr. Rowley said based on the Opposition’s Motion, today’s proceedings should have been directed towards him as a Motion of No Confidence in the Prime Minister, and should not have been a Motion to remove the President.
The Prime Minister noted there are six Service Commissions in the country (JLSC, Teaching, Prison, Fire, PolSC, Civil). He said he’s been PM for the last six years and asked that, apart from the recent PolSc matter, if there had been any instances where he voiced concern with anyone at the five other Commissions.
Prime Minister Rowley said his Government does not interfere in Service Commissions. The Government does not direct the President, or interfere in the Judiciary.