Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness talks about his sudden resignation, a possible election and whether he’ll be well enough run in the election. pic.twitter.com/PAMiaVed2S
— Mark Simpson (@BBCMarkSimpson) January 9, 2017
Further to announcing his resignation as Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister earlier this afternoon.
In an interview with journalists, Martin McGuinness declined to answer if he will run in the next Northern Ireland election.
Earlier: Martin McGuinness Resigns
Via Mark Simpson
First Minister Arlene Foster has released the following statement…
“I am disappointed that Martin McGuinness has chosen to take the position he has today. His actions have meant that, at precisely the time we need our Government to be active, we will have no government and no way to resolve the RHI problems.”
“It is clear that Sinn Féin’s actions are not principled, they are political.”
“Let me make it clear the DUP will always defend unionism and stand up for what is best for Northern Ireland and it appears from the Deputy First Minister’s resignation letter that is what annoys Sinn Féin the most.”