Mar 11, 2013 Letters
The Alliance for Change (AFC) will certainly win more seats in the next General Elections but it has to avoid being perceived or seen by the population as a satellite of either the PNC or PPP. The Liberal Democrats of the UK after joining the Conservatives is now set to lose political ground to the Conservatives.
Clearly the people have now bundled them in the same boat with the Conservatives and advanced the argument in their mind that a vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for the Conservatives; so why vote Liberal Democrat, who not Conservative? Thus the Liberal Democrats will lose their political relevance.
There are many lessons to learn from this experience by the AFC.
With this in mind many thinkers had called for the AFC in 2011 to set up a system with the APNU, with clear rules.
This system should have been managed by two plenipotentiary – one from the AFC and one from APNU to ensure that the vision, mission and principles of the AFC remain intact. From where I sit, I would like to see the AFC as a party that is separate and distinct from the APNU.
The whole idea behind this thought was that the APNU and AFC should cooperate on a Parliamentary agenda on the issues that will bring betterment to the well-being of the people but politically they are very different – one is an Afro-centric party that pander to tribal politics while one is a revolutionary party that does not see race but class as its political agenda.
Clearly that has not happened and now in the “do-little Parliament” there is massive confusion on what is being done by either the AFC or the APNU.
From where I sit it look like a public tug-of-war, all to the benefit of the PPP. Can we expect better from the PPP, they are losing support every day and thus are desperate?
The PPP has used promises of “Judge-ship” to pay off top officials in Parliament to add more seeds of confusion on the ROHEE-GATES scandal leading to the AFC now being seen as pulling against the APNU to the deep concern of Afro-Guyanese people since many were preparing to jump the APNU ship into the AFC as a result of the sterling political work of Nigel Hughes over the last 12 months. His letter to the people of Linden offering his free service to them is an example of the pull factor of this man in the Afro-Guyanese community.
But the PPP has learnt well from the British – divide and rule and the small minds in the majority opposition continue to sell out their people for a few pieces of silver. From now onward certain top officials in Parliament will get all praise from the PPP as they retire to the promised job of a Judgeship.
Ramjattan and Team were conned from day one and continue to be conned by these sheep in wolf clothing.
They claim to want to progress the AFC mission but as a result of their political opportunism, they are on a road to break up that party because their political ambitions remain unfulfilled.
I voted for the AFC in 2011 and I will either vote for them again or stay at home at the next election but that decision clearly depends on them getting their act together in Parliament on the many issues adversely affecting the people.
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