30 year old Activist to replace ill APNU MP

30 year old Activist to replace ill APNU MP

With a vote on the 2013 National Budget estimates, the Opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has decided to replace hospitalised Member of Parliament Richard Allen so that his “constituents could be represented”.
Allen fell ill last Thursday in the National Assembly and had to be rushed by ambulance to the Georgetown Hospital where he has been a patient ever since.

The Speaker of the National Assembly and the Clerk of the National Assembly this morning received a letter from the Leader of the Opposition David Granger indicating to them the decision of the Opposition group.

The slim 1 seat majority that the combined Opposition holds over the Government would mean that every vote counts and members would have to be present for every vote as the budget estimates come up for voting this week.

Speaking by phone to News Source this morning, Opposition Leader David Granger said the move is a temporary one and the law caters for such a move. He said it is clear that the hospitalised Member of Parliament Richard Allen cannot come to the Parliament to provide representative for his constituents at this stage and as such there is need for a replacement.

APNU Region 1 activist, Renita Williams has been selected from the party’s List of Candidates to become the new Member of Parliament. The 30 year old woman could be sworn in as early as today. The Opposition Leader said the sooner she is voted in, the better it is as the budget votes are set to begin.

Williams is expected to meet with APNU Officials today before the Sitting of the National Assembly begins when it is expected the official announcement will be made and the swearing in could possibly take place.







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