Wheatley resigns after talks with PM

July 31, 2018
Andrew Wheatley

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, has resigned. The announcement was made yesterday afternoon after weeks of him being pressured to step down.

In his statement, Wheatley said that he decided to resign after talks with the prime minister.

"As someone who believes in the tenets of good governance, and committed to upholding the public trust, I believe this necessary process of review should be done without my presence or ministerial authority. With immediate effect, I will step back from my duties as minister and Cabinet member. This will allow me to focus on my constituency and parliamentary obligations," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the People's National Party said that his resignation was long overdue.

The Opposition believes that the Government should still provide all the necessary resources needed by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency and the other agencies to ensure that a proper investigation be done.

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