Deputy political leader of the United National Congress (UNC) David Lee, said the motion to remove President Paula-Mae Weekes from office over the controversy surrounding the appointment of a police commissioner, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency.
The Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, filed a motion in the Parliament on Friday, seeking to have the House investigate and possibly remove Weekes from office, after she accused the President of being influenced and, as such, is unsuitable to continue in her role as head of state.
Lee, in a Newsday interview, said, “We will be very shocked if the Government goes forward with PSC appointments or nominees as opposed to debating the motion on the President.”
He said: “That motion is supposed to take priority given the seriousness of it. It is a motion on the President so that is supposed to take priority over anything else in the Parliament.”
Lee said although the House has been adjourned to a date to be fixed, the Senate still has to debate the 2022 budget. The debate begins on Monday and is expected to last for about three to four days.
“So, we await to see when the Government will bring us back. But whatever they bring that is supposed to take precedence given the seriousness of it.”