The governing Unity party has issued a statement pledging full support to the quest of a group of Representatives under the banner Majority bloc which is persistently calling on House Speaker Alex Tyler to rescues himself as presiding officer of that august body.
According to a statement issued late Wednesday evening and signed by the Secretary General of the Unity Party, Information Minister Eugene Nagbe, and approved by its Chairman Wilmot Paye, the embattled Speaker has apparently lost legitimacy and confidence of his colleagues.
The statement quoting the UP Chief scribe said the decision comes following several of consultations with stakeholders, party executives, UP legislators in the House of Representatives.
The statement further indicated that unlike positions taken by political parties, which are motivated largely by sentiments and other narrow considerations, the Unity party recognizes the precious and valuable time being wasted and mis-directed while critical issues of national interest are left unattended to.
“With no doubt that the Speaker has lost confidence and the public trust and therefore supports a leadership change that will work to restore public confidence and normalize legislative functions,” the UP Secretary General averred.
The statement quotes Mr. Nagbe as saying the leadership of the Unity party mandates all members of the House of Representatives to place national interest above individual, sectional and block interest by adhering to the tenants of democratic good governance and supporting the party’s position.
Mr. said the continuous bickering at the House of Representatives is hampering the implementation of the country development agenda with just six months left to the end of this tenure.
The situation has a negative implication on the pending 2107 election and has the tendency of undermining national stability, the UP Chief Scribe noted.