President David Granger, this morning, clarified that while he has accepted the resignation of the four-coalition government Members of Parliament, their resignations will not take effect immediately as there are several processes which have to be applied.
In addition, the APNU Ministers, Joe Harmon, Carl Greenidge and Dr. Rupert Roopnarine will also be renouncing their foreign citizenship. The fourth Minister, Dominic Gaskin, of the AFC, was born in the United Kingdom.
In a statement this morning, the President explained that the replacement of Members of Parliament (MPs) can be done only when those MPs submit their letters of resignation to the Speaker of the National Assembly as is prescribed by the Constitution of Guyana.
When that is done, the Speaker will declare theirs eats vacant, allowing for their recall and for the process to begin for their replacement.
The President reminded that the nomination of new members can be done only after the extraction of names from the National Top-Up list is approved by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).
He said as such, the four ministers, Mr. Carl Greenidge, Mr. Joseph Harmon, Mr. Dominic Gaskin and Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine will remain ministers until the aforementioned processes are completed.
The President has not yet approved replacements for the Ministers.
On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Government announced that the President received and accepted the resignation of all coalition MPs who are the holders of dual citizenship.
The resignation of the ministers is in keeping with the Constitution of Guyana as well as the rulings of the High Court and the Court of Appeal in the no-confidence cases.