Sir Lloyd’s say on Eager 11
Former Prime Minister Sir Lloyd Sandiford has given a vote of confidence to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s leadership ability following last month’s reported challenge by some Members of Parliament.
Speaking at an Ilaro Court reception Wednesday night on the eve of his return to China where he is serving as Resident Ambassador, Sir Lloyd said he had only learnt of the “whole affair” when he came home recently.
He told the WEEKEND NATION he was “surprised” by the way in which MPs in the Stuart administration had sought to have their concerns about the Prime Minister’s leadership addressed.
Sir Lloyd, who served as Prime Minister from 1987 to 1994, was responding to a report that 11 Government MPs had written the Prime Minister seeking an “urgent audience” to discuss matters pertaining to his leadership and “to chart a path forward for the retention of our party in Govcernment”.
Reluctantly commenting on the matter, Sir Lloyd said: “I have every confidence in [Stuart’s] leadership”.
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