Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture Minister, Peter David, Monday tendered his resignation from the Cabinet of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas as infighting continues to plague the four-year-old administration.
The hacker replaced the Parliament’s home page with another page and posted a warning indicating that the website was “hacked due to security vulnerabilities.” “"I was pushed into having to take this decision after the Prime Minister refused to accept the proposal that the Minister of Information (Glen Noel) retract public comments that sought to bring the party and government into disrepute," David said in a statement to reporters after tendering his resignation during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Thomas.
In the video, released on Facebook, Noel accused senior members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Cabinet of plotting to remove Prime Minister Tillman Thomas from office. "They were trying to ensure that at the end of the day they got a team of persons trying to control the executive.
And when they control the executive now they believe they can take control of the political leader and take control of the party," Noel said. "The constitution speaks about the political leader cannot be challenged while he is in office. In order to remove him as political leader they were planning a convention where they can change that," said Noel.
In the video Noel named several present and former government ministers of being part of the plan that involves taking control of the NDC executive, holding a special convention and mobilising influential people to force Prime Minister Thomas to step down. Former Environment Minister Michael Church resignation was also followed by the dismissal his successor, Joseph Gilbert in January..