The Alliance for Change (AFC) has announced the passing of Lionel Peters, one of its “foremost fighters”, who died Saturday
morning after a prolonged illness in New York.
At the time of his death, Peters was the Chairman/General Secretary of the party’s New York/New Jersey Chapter. In the past, he held the position of Chairman of the Queens section. He also served the Alliance For Change as a co-opted member of the party’s Management Committee.
AFC said that during his prolonged illness and final days, the Party’s leaders visited him in hospital, and were in constant communication with his wife Christine, offering support.
“The Party expresses appreciation to Dr. Rohan Somar, Mr. Sankar Nirahu and Ms. Kamla Balbachan-Frank for their timely initiatives.”
The AFC Guyana chapter will be represented at the funeral services and cremation of Peters by Party leader, Khemraj Ramjattan; Vice-Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo, and Executive, Dr. Veerasammy Ramayya- all Members of Parliament.
“Lionel Peters has had a distinguished career as a Berbice cricketer and courageous political activist that spanned over 40 years. Formerly from Whim Village on the Corentyne, Lionel was to become a leader of the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO), and an Organiser for the People’s Progressive Party, from which he resigned.”
He enlisted in the AFC for the 2006 and 2011 elections, and became one of the party’s militant fighters in the USA.
“Before his untimely passing, Lionel Peters had drafted a campaign song and an elections manifesto and celebrated the AFC’s no-confidence motion against the minority government. AFC pays tribute to this outstanding Guyanese son, and assures that his struggles for unity and clean governance of his beloved Guyana would not be in vain,” the Party said.
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