Mark Brantley: 6 St. Kitts Ministers Were Fired for Standing on Principle

CNW- Nevis Premier Mark Brantley says he and 5 different Cupboard ministers had been fired for standing up for his or her nation and for “what is right.”

In a sequence of posts on social media, together with one by which he reported that “for the first time in my life I have been fired. I would laugh if this wasn’t so serious,” the sacked overseas affairs minister was adamant that the six had accomplished proper by the individuals of St. Kitts and Nevis by standing as much as Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris whom he accused of trying to be a dictator.

“I have not been fired for lack of performance, because many locally and regionally have said that my performance as foreign minister has been exceptional. No, I and my colleagues have been fired because we decided that we will stand up for principle and for what is right,” Brantley wrote on his Fb web page.

Harris had earlier introduced that he had suggested Governor Common Sir Samuel Tapley Seaton to revoke the appointments of Brantley; Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards; Minister of Tourism, Worldwide Commerce, Trade, and Commerce Lindsay Grant; Minister of Training, Youth, Sport & Tradition Jonel Powell; Minister of Agriculture Fisheries, and Marine Assets Alexis Jeffers; and Minister of Atmosphere Eric Evelyn.

The six had filed a movement of no-confidence in opposition to Prime Minister Harris which was but to be scheduled for debate after the governor common refused to take away Harris when the group of legislators wrote to him indicating that the prime minister not had the assist of the bulk within the nine-seat Nationwide Meeting.

Brantley’s Involved Residents Motion (CCM) and Richards’ Folks’s Motion Motion (PAM) are companions within the fractured Workforce Unity coalition authorities which additionally consists of Harris’ Folks’s Labour Occasion (PLP).

“We have been fired because we decided we shall stand up for our country and for a better future for our people,” Brantley insisted. “We decided that Team Unity was, is, and will always be more than just one man’s greed and insatiable appetite for power and self-aggrandizement.”

The CCM chief added: “It must be a travesty that a man who has lost legitimacy as prime minister having lost the support of 73 percent of the elected members of Parliament will now purport to fire elected members for whom the people voted overwhelmingly. Now, all this because the elected representative for Number 7 Dr Timothy Harris was set to become the first-ever PM in the history of St Kitts Nevis to lose a motion of no confidence. So instead of gracefully exiting the stage, he decided to engage in a further act of political suicide.”

The Nevis premier mentioned he was content material that he and his colleagues “are standing on the right side of history.”

With Harris requesting that the governor common dissolve Parliament to make manner for elections, the date for which he mentioned he’ll announce quickly, Brantley urged supporters to organize for the polls.


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