MOTION TO REMOVE SPEAKER DEPOSITED

The Office of the Speaker of Parliament has confirmed that the Government has deposited a motion yesterday afternoon to remove the Speaker of Parliament, Gracia Shadrack.

A reliable source in the Speaker’s Office said the motion was signed by the Leader of Government Business, Anatole Hymak and Government Whip, Kenneth Natapei.

No detailed reason was cited as the grounds for the motion, but the reliable source said the only reason is that the current Speaker has been accused of not cooperating with the government.

This is not the first time that the government side has made its discontent towards the Speaker known as the side had boycotted the First Ordinary Session when it had just started.

Daily Post was informed that the boycott by government was directed at the Speaker, whom the government side elected into that position.

The government side was reportedly not happy that the Speaker had declared vacant the seat of the Minister of Education, Seule Simeon.

This led to Prime Minister Bob Loughman vowing to get to the bottom of the Speaker’s ruling that effectively saw MP Simeon’s seat become vacant.

The Minister of Education sought legal redress and the Court declared that the action of the Speaker to declare Simeon’s seat vacant was unconstitutional.

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