Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 13:20 by Denis Chabrol
People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Dr. Clive Jagan has resigned as a Guyanese law-maker, House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland announced.
He said Jagan’s resignation takes effect 10th February, 2016.
The Speaker has since taken steps to advise the Representative of the PPPC’s list to name a replacement.
Earlier this month, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo confirmed that Jagan had been overseas receiving medical treatment. Jagan, a well-known city dentist, was expected to return to Guyana late February or early March.
Records show that of the 23 sittings so far after the May 11, 2015 general elections, Jagan has been absent from six sittings, two of which- 18thand 19th– he did not give notice to the National Assembly.
However, from sittings 20 to 23 he had been granted leave to be away.