NFP leader walks out of Parliament
Rachael Nath and Kelly Vacala
November 27, 2018 12:32 am
National Federation Party, Leader Professor Biman Prasad, walked out of Parliament this morning.
This after Professor Prasad was instructed by Speaker of the House, Dr Jiko Luveni to stop mid-way from raising his point of order regarding the adoption of the Standing Orders which was presented yesterday.
“It is my firm and unequivocal belief that the AG mislead the parliament while raising points of order against my contribution against the motion on the adoption of the Standing Orders. I have checked both the daily Hansard and the recording of the proceedings and both are consistent with what I am saying.”
Speaker of the house, Dr Jiko Luveni refuted Professor Prasad’s point of order, stating that they would address the issue once she and the Parliament secretariat reviewed the Hansard.
“Your order is very clear. We will check on the Hansard report and I will make a ruling after that. What you have mentioned is very clear and it has given us direction as to what to do.”
According to a representative from the NFP, only Professor Prasad walked out.
The other two members Lenora Qereqeretabua and Pio Tikoduadua are attending to other parliamentary duties.
The Party says they will issue a letter on this matter to the Speaker soon.
FBC News tried to get a comment from Professor Prasad, however, he has not responded.