Last week, the head table of the Chamber of Deputies sanctioned the representative of the CPDS, Placido Mico, for his behavior during a public session of the Commission for Complaints and Petitions. After the complaints disseminated by the parliamentary member Mico for this sanction, the PDGE replies: “While respecting his right to political dissent, he should understand that mutual respect and parliamentary courtesy are not inconsistent with responsible exercise of the opposition and respect for the Law.”
The Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) replied to the deputy of Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS), Placido Mico, who last March 10, was expelled from the Chamber, upon application of a sanction for his conduct.
The incident occurred when, at a public meeting of the Commission for Complaints and Petitions, Mico made an accusation against the President of the Bureau of the Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies, Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu. For this, the president of the Chamber applied the sanction of expulsion.
Later, the deputy of the CPDS issued a statement to the media, stating that this expulsion was due to political reasons and personal animosity and political persecution against him.
The Parliamentary Group of the PDGE which has majority in the Parliament of Equatorial Guinea, both in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, also expressed the position of this party, through a statement signed by its spokesman, Miguel Adjang Angue.
In response, the PDGE reminds the CPDS Deputy that the penalty for expulsion is routine and disciplinary in order to correct a serious disorderly behaviors, pursuant to Article 94 of the Rules of the Chamber of Deputies, an appropriate sanction in this case. The PDGE indicates that the deputy Mico has deliberately engaged “in a demagogic drift with partisan tinge trying to accuse the President of being biased and of collusion with a company, which, being false and very serious, attempts against the honor and the role of the President.”
The PDGE also laments that the deputy Placido Mico is using this event to once again act as a victim: “While respecting his right to political dissent, he should understand that mutual respect and parliamentary courtesy are not inconsistent with responsible exercise of the opposition and respect for the Law.”
The full PDGE statement is attached to this article.
Source: Parliamentary Group of the PDGE
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office