No disciplinary action will be taken against the Opposition MPs who voted in support of former prime minister Patrick Manning.Chairman of the People's National Movement (PNM) Franklyn Khan moved to invoke disciplinary action against them yesterday,but the matter was turned down by the General Council.Among those who supported Manning's motion to allow Parliament to have his attorneys question witnesses who were called to assist the Committee of Privileges probe against him were Amery Browne, Fitzgerald Jeffrey and Patricia Mc Intosh.There was a heated debate at the marathon meeting which went into the late evening.
Sources told Sunday Guardian Mc Intosh was vocal in her support of Manning, saying that despite what had been said of the former leader he had good intentions to take the country forward. Jeffrey stood by his decision. Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley, sources said, refrained from commenting during the meeting.Sources said: "There are issues within the PNM but at this time political healing is the most important factor."-Anika Gumbs-Sandiford