Saturday, April 20, 2024

De Peiza: No power under Constitution

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The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is charging that the Mia Amor Mottley administration has no power under the Constitution to nominate Governor General Dame Sandra Mason to be the first President of Barbados.

Verla De Peiza, who was re-elected as president after voting on Friday and Saturday, said today that the DLP will not be sitting silently.

On Saturday, Mottley announced in a televised address that she met with the Governor General two months ago about Government’s plans to nominate her for the position when Barbados transitions to a republic on November 30. She added Dame Sandra had already accepted the nomination.

However, delivering the president’s remarks on the final day of the DLP’s annual conference today, De Peiza – who defeated her challenger Reverend Guy Hewitt by 507 votes to 295 – accused Government of making knee-jerk decisions. (CLM)

Read more in tomorrow’s Daily Nation.

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