Deputy Speaker of Parliament, John Simon, when commencing today’s parliament sitting, gave a stern warning to members who repeatedly break parliamentary conduct.
Simon urged that house rules be observed, or members would be dealt with according to prevailing standing orders.
Simon put his foot down, and asked that parliament members behave with the dignity of leaders.
“It is no secret that people have publicly made negative comments that parliamentarians are acting like kindergarten students… such comments only bring disrespect and mockery to the [Parliament] house”.
Just minutes later Simon reprimanded Oro Governor, Gary Juffa, for instigating exactly what he had spoken against.
He warned that he would not hesitate to use harsh but necessary measures outlined in the parliamentary standing orders to deal with members who don’t follow set guidelines.
“As long as I sit in this chair, I will go by the books and standing orders of this house… I have my sergeant at house and other officers who are ready to deal with ‘unparliamentary’ behaviors”. Mr. Simon lashed.