No One Shows Up for Moultrie’s ‘Open Parliament’
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After House Speaker Halson Moultrie planned another session of ‘open parliament’ ahead of the General Election, no one showed up in Parliament Square.
Moultrie planned a second ‘open parliament’ for Wednesday, after advertising on social media, despite the dissolution of the House of Assembly.
Controversial Moultrie told Eye Witness News yesterday that the intended event is “the opportunity for the common man to come forward, to demand accountability, transparency, good governance, minimize corruption and access information. That is what open Parliament is all about,” he said.
“This open Parliament would be all about allowing the people to put on the record publicly their displeasure with the way this election is being conducted.”
However, no one showed up and people were seen packing up the empty chairs. Moultrie and Independent Centerville MP Reece Chipman were seen waiting for the expected crowd, but to no avail.
Moultrie’s first ‘open parliament’ was held on the same day the House was dissolved and was attended by various third-party members.
It is not known why Moultrie was not able to attract the crowd he did a few weeks ago.
The big picture
Moultrie and Chipman have broken off from the governing party and both are running as independent candidates in the upcoming General Elections.
Since their departure from the Free National Movement, Moultrie and Chipman have become outspoken and protested the policies of the government.
It remains to be seen if voters will stick with them when they cast their ballots.