I cannot dictate or advise on Domestic Political Issues, says Commonwealth Secretary General

Sharma was then asked what advice would he have given to the members of parliament that he met with this week. (The speaker of the house of Assembly, the Prime Minister, and the Opposition Leader)

He responded, These are Constitutional and Parliamentary processes which every member state has to work through themselves and find a resolution in the national interest. It is not for the Secretary General to be advising Member States on their own domestic political situations, which are better attempted by themselves through these processes.”

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Deputy Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Mark Brantley has filed a motion of No Confidence in the Federal Government, but there are no guidelines in the Constitution or the Rules of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly that stipulate when the matter must be placed on the Order Paper and debated in the lawmaking body.

Mr. Brantley, a lawyer, and other opposition parliamentarians, have taken the matter to the High Court, effectively preventing the motion of no confidence from being placed on the Order Paper as it is now “sub judice.”




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