Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton, has sought to explain why he and his team did not vote in a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, which was tabled by him in parliament on Wednesday.
Linton told state-owned DBS Radio that he was not given the chance to complete his motion.
“We are debating the motion, I am presenting the motion, I am not given the chance to present the motion, what is my team supposed to do?” he stated.
He explained that he need to be given the courtesy to complete tabling the motion since he had 45 minutes to do so.
“If I had not finished saying what I had to say in setting up the reasons why there should be not confidence in this Prime Minister, what are we debating?” Linton asked.
Linton was presenting the motion in parliament when he was brought to a grinding halt by House Speaker, Alix Boyd-Knights, because she said he was imputing improper motives.
A verbal clash followed between the two and Boyd-Knights demanded that Linton apologizes for statements he made before he continued with tabling the motion, however, he refused.
The motion was eventually brought before the parliament and government used its majority to defeat it.
In the motion, Linton alleged that Skerrit had mismanaged the island’s economy.