By Anna C | on April 25, 2022
Governor-General Sir Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton Thursday said he is awaiting “formal legal advice” before acting on an “undated” letter sent to him by seven government legislators indicating that they have no confidence in Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.
In his letter to the legislators that included Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards and the Nevis Premier Mark Brantley, the governor-general wrote acknowledging receipt “of a communication addressed to me” which “bears no date.
“I note the request contained therein. Consistent with my duty to seek formal legal advice, I wish to advise that I will do so and revert to you at the earliest,” said the two-paragraph letter.
Last week, Harris was given a deadline of Wednesday to resolve the issues facing the coalition Team Unity government or dissolve parliament and pave the way for fresh general elections, as the rift within the administration widened.
The coalition government comprises Harris’ People’s Labour Party (PLP), Richards’ People’s Action Movement, and Brantley’s Concerned Citizen’s Movement. The PLP controls two of the nine seats in the coalition Team Unity government. (CMC)