Opposition Members of Parliament say they will ‘protest strongly’ at the next sitting of the House of Representatives.
The MPs are upset over comments made by Leader of Government Business in the Lower House, Karl Samuda, which sparked a heated exchange among members and subsequently a walkout by Opposition members.
The row was sparked when Opposition Spokesman on Education, Peter Bunting, took Minister Samuda to task, regarding the appointment of a new board at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.
But, Mr Samuda refused to withdraw a comment which Mr Bunting felt was a breach of Parliament’s standing orders.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition Business in the Lower House, Dr Morais Guy told our news centre that Mr. Samuda attempted to bully the Opposition MPs.
Dr. Guy says he expects Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Senior, to make a ruling on the matter.
Dr. Morais Guy, Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.