News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On LP senators’ claim that the Administration wants to consolidate power

The President has stated that it is his duty to protect the State from forces who want to seize power from a duly constituted government and subvert the people’s will.

PRRD’s offer to resign is a clear statement that he has no intention of clinging on to power, contrary to claims of some opposition senators that he wants to consolidate power or intimidate independent institutions.

There is a world of difference between the President exercising his bounden duty, and the malicious accusation that he has a hidden agenda in doing so. We expect the opposition to be more circumspect in their pronouncements.