THANK you, Mr President, for exercising your unwritten constitutional power that we the public did not fully recognise that you have.
Thank you too, senators for having exercised your written constitutional power to deny the procedural motion that “the House continue to sit until midnight or before” which was moved by the Leader of Government Business, Senator Ganga Singh.
Thank you, Senate President Timothy Hamel-Smith for having steadfastly adhered to parliamentary procedure and for having voted against the motion. In a manner of speaking, you too have recognised one of the previously unknown powers of our President.
President Carmona’s wisdom has fallen on fertile soil. Presidential suasion may yet see parliamentarians in office from 8 a.m.