"Deputies Were Bribed to Vote for Laurant Lamothe", Says Deputy Bourjolly
- Saturday, May 05, 2012 12:44 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - The ratification of the Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe session has been marked by a climate of suspicion. Several MPs have denounced their colleagues who allegedly received bribes to vote for Mr. Lamothe.
MPs Danton Leger Leogane and Emmanuel Bourjolly Aquinas launched these serious charges while the session was broadcast by the public media.
MP of Aquin, Immanuel Bourjolly, publicly accused MPs of accepting bribes to vote for Lamothe. You are corrupt, launched Mr. Bourjolly causing the anger of several of these colleagues. The people will ask you accounts said Mr. Bourjolly.
Fritz Gerald Bourjolly MP, said his colleagues had each received 3.5 million gourdes through fictitious projects, to ratify Prime Minister-designate.
Another lawyer, Alexis Tolbert, protested against the accusations of Mr. Bourjolly admitting however that the conditions were not met to hold this meeting. Announcing that he will vote for Mr. Lamothe member for the Croix-des-Bouquets and several other MPs rejected corruption allegations launched against them.
The Deputy Saurel Jacinthe, former Speaker of the House, also called the vote unconstitutional by the majority. and believes that this act "will have serious consequences on the country in the future. "
MP Lochard even welcomed the formation of a commission of inquiry to shed light on these accusations by the former Commissioner of the Government of Aquin.
Accusations of corruption had caused a climate of tension in the meeting room. MPs favorable to Mr. Lamothe justified their position by the need to form a government that will restore the security environment and improve the lives of the population.
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