(CMR) Minister of Education, Julianna O’Connor-Connolly issued an official statement indicating that she has no intentions of breaking up the Unity Government that she is a part of. The statement comes after a day of feverish rumors that a potential coup is afoot to remove Premier Alden McLaughlin and his coalition government from office.
In her statement she explains that whilst she voted against the Domestic Partnership Bill she did not vote against the coalition government stating:
“I voted against the bill I in no way, form, fashion or shape voted against the Honourable Premier of this country or my colleagues in government. I love my country too much to play political games.”
The rumors have circulated after a petition was started some days ago calling for a vote of No Confidence against the McLaughlin because of his stance on the Domestic Partnership Bill.
Additionally, Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush has announced his return from self exile stating that he would be resuming his role and returning from his leave of absence. However, Bush and Minister of Health Dwayne Seymour has also confirmed that there will be no breaking up of the current government.
The government confirmed today that there will be a press conference on Tuesday, August 25.