The Disciplinary Committee of the main opposition New Democratic Party has accepted the apology of South Leeward representative Nigel “Nature” Stephenson, an opposition lawmaker, who drove an unlicensed and uninsured vehicle for five years.
Stephenson was ordered to appear before the committee in January, after the situation became public last December.
The NDP, which issued a statement saying that Stephenson was ordered to appear before the committee, has not released any information on the outcome of the process.
NDP spokesperson Sen. Vynnette Frederick is yet to get back to I-Witness News about the outcome of the process, as she promised two weeks ago.
“I know that they met. Will advise,” she told I-Witness News when asked via email about the status of the MP’s appearance before the committee and the outcome.
But I-Witness News was reliably informed that the central executive of the NDP has accepted Stephenson’s apology, noting that he promptly admitted and apologized when asked by the media.
Stephenson had told I-Witness News that because of ownership issues he had challenges insuring and licensing the vehicle, which he acquired in 2009 from a car dealer and was paying for in instalments.
Since the situation with Stephenson, it has become public that government senator Luke Browne had been driving without paying his driver’s licence for years.