I am not a member of any political party but from what I have read in your paper, it appears that Mr Daniel is thumbing his nose at his party.
Let me state for the record that in my estimation, there is nothing honourable about his conduct. A few weeks ago, it was reported that he failed to show up for a function related to the ministry under his responsibility; it was a slap in the face of the people and his government, the UPP. Now he chooses to absent himself from Parliament without warning, knowing that there were plans by the opposition to put forward a vote of non- confidence in his government.
If Mr Daniel finds his association with the UPP so odious that he seemed to have been prepared to contribute to the demise of his government, then he should do the honorable thing and resign. Alternatively, he may wish to sit as an independent in which case, he would lose his ministerial position with all the associated additional benefits.
Currently, he seems to be prepared to collect his pay as a minister while he undermines his government. I hope that other parties are noticing his conduct. What he is doing to the UPP, there is nothing to stop him from acting in the same manner if and when he is aligned with another party. This whole scenario is despicable.
I am tired of all the grandstanding, which takes place while there is real business to be done in the state. Where is the honour in all this?
As for Mr Adams, my message to you is this: if you have to seek permission from your constituents to express confidence in your government, I ask, do you have an opinion about the performance of your government?
Remember this: if you assist in the demise of the UPP, you too will become a political statistic. The principle of Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware) applies. Would you expect to be trusted by any other political party or are you ready to retire from politics? Think about it. Enough said.