Sinn Fein are warning of grave consequences if the DUP bring forward a statement during a debate on Monday about the Renewable Heat Initiative Scheme without their support. Martin McGuinness said the statement which Arlene Foster plans to make to the Assembly does not have his authority or approval as deputy first minister. Sinn Fein will put forward a motion asking for the first minster to stand aside to facilitate an independent investigation into the RHI scandal. The Assembly will debate a motion to exclude Mrs Foster as first minister on Monday. On Sunday, the DUP said it supported the need for an independent and speedy investigation, free from partisan political interference, to establish the facts around the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. It said the party had been working with officials to reach agreement on the details of such a n inquiry. A short time later, Sinn Fein released a statement saying they would be bringing a proposal to the Assembly on Monday for First Minister Arlene Foster to stand aside until an independent investigation produces a preliminary report.
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