Sinn Féin MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said he is committed to providing positive, responsible and constructive leadership on the Executive.
Speaking after being re-appointed as deputy First Minister, Mr McGuinness said;
“All of us now have a huge responsibility to take the Fresh Start Agreement forward; we have made a good start but there is more to be done.
“We are in a process of trying to put together a Programme for Government to continue to build on the progress we have already made.
“The leader of the UUP has shown a lack of leadership and disregard to the views of the electorate who have endorsed power sharing government.
“I have made it clear that Sinn Féin is going into government.
“We now wait to see if SDLP will stand by the principles of the Good Friday Agreement or follow the UUP into opposition.
“For my part I intend to continue to provide positive, responsible constructive leadership, taking society forward.” Ends/Críoch