Jan, 27-204-Bluefields, RAAS-Today in an
illegal act, Rayfield Hodgson, acting president of the regional council,
called session in continuation of the one held on Saturday, January 24, to
remove Gov. Guy Cox from office in the RAAS. Twenty-three liberal and two
Yatama council members voted for his removal in a session, which he did
not attend. The council members of the Sandinista party attended the
session but did not vote because they considered these proceedings
It is alleged that Arnoldo Aleman, ex-president of
Nicaragua and currently under house arrest for fraud against the state,
offered 50,000 Cordobas to one of the Yatama members for his vote to
remove Gov. Cox.
Governor Cox, along with other council members who have barricaded
themselves in the governorís office, has issued a radio address
informing the people that council member Sacasa offered him a deputy
position in the PARLACEN (Central American Parliament) if he resigned, and
that a similar offer was made to Lawrence Omeir during his tenure as mayor
of Bluefields. He also said that he will not abandoned the building.
Governor Cox stated that he has the full support of the police force, who
are currently standing guard, and that an appeal will be filed by his
legal team headed by Peter Martinez with the Supreme Court tomorrow.
Citizens from all parts of town are gathering in support of Gov. Cox in
Kings Park in front the governorís office with sound systems pounding
conscious reggae music.
The Governor cited three points why the session today is completely
1. The secretary was not present to take notes.
2. Rayfield Hodgson has to be elected president of the council to oversee
3. In the first session held on the 24th of January, council member Sacasa
did not vote but left his substitute to vote in his stead. The law states
that for a substitute to vote the council member must give 72 hours notice
to the regional council. Sacasa voted in today's session.
Another issue concerning the illegality of the
session is that Rayfield Hodgson claimed that it was a continuation of the
session from Saturday, January 24. If so, then, Rayfield Hodgson has no
quorum since he only had 23 votes.
More to come! Check back with bluefieldspulse.com
because the governor is preparing a statement to be published addressing
the Caribbean coast community abroad.
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