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PNPYO demands apology from Senator Johnson over Floyd Morris 'diss'

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kamina-johnson.jpgfloyd-morris.jpgThe People's National Party's Youth Organisation (PNPYO) is demanding an apology from Senator Kamina Johnson Smith to Senator Dr Floyd Morris for so-called disparaging remarks she made yesterday morning while addressing the Senate on the National Identification and Registration Bill.

Reports are that minutes before the start of the Senate, Morris was given several pages of amendments in writing that he was expected to peruse for discussion.

Morris, who is visually impaired, expressed difficulty and asked for an adjournment of the Senate to facilitate his participation in the debate. The Government senators voted against his request.

"As if this were not enough, the Senate majority leader, Kamina Johnson Smith, went further to mock Dr Morris, saying he would have just completed his PhD and autobiography and should therefore come into no difficulty understanding the amendments provided. This is a clear abandonment of the prior commitment she had made to Senate, during the debate on the Jury Act, to work with the parliamentary clerk to better facilitate disabled members," the PNPYO said in a release.

"This to us, is a disgraceful, calculated attack not only on Senator Floyd Morris, but also the disabled community of this country. the release said.

The PNPYO said Dr Morris's achievements showcase the key role our disabled community can and have played in governance.

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