UWP Leader Lennox Linton, responds to Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit’s statement on Former UWP Senator, Dr. Thompson Fontaine’s vacancy in Parliament
Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton, has responded to Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit’s statement on Former UWP Senator, Dr. Thompson Fontaine’s vacancy in parliament, because, according to the speaker of the house Alix Boyd Knights, who informed Dominica’s president, Charles Savarin, that Dr. Fontaine missed three consecutive seating’s of Parliament, and by law, his seat is now vacant.
Speaking to Q95 FM on Wednesday, Linton explained that since Dr. Fontaine’s appointment to assist the government of Sudan with Financial matters, Fontaine has always formally indicated to speaker of the house, when he is not available to attend parliamentary proceedings in Dominica.
According to the UWP Leader, Dr. Fontaine appeared to have been ignored by the speaker of the house, where as in the same, MP Ivor Stephenson, who was absent from parliament for more than three parliamentary sessions due to illness, was given a different position under the Prime Minister’s reshuffled cabinet, where Stephenson’s absence from parliament would no longer be held against him as a member. Linton has labeled the move as hypocritical, and in light of the disrespect shown to him by Speaker of the house, Dr. Fontaine informed the executive of the UWP that he would be vacating his seat.
Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton
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