“It seems that the concept of national unity articulated and embraced by the PPP is now being parroted by the opposition
parties. These parties are now sheepishly singing from the PPP’s hymn book in an attempt to take credit for something they never genuinely cared about.”
This is what People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary said at his Party’s most recent press conference with regards to the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) bid to form a government of National Unity.
Rohee told the media that the AFC’s “posture is nothing but another ploy to distract public attention from its internal problems and media attention generated as a consequence of allegations made against a senior executive of the Party.”
However, AFC’s intentions of forming a government of National Unity was made public before allegations were made against the “senior executive.”
AFC’s Chairman, Nigel Hughes, in response to a question as to whether his Party has enough human resources to form a cabinet said, “We have great capacity but we believe that Guyana can only move forward if it has its best citizens serving.” He made it clear that this includes both persons living here and those residing overseas, but which are willing to return to serve pending a change of government.
Hughes told the media that as part of the AFC election campaign “we have a programme which will allow all Guyanese wherever they are located to be in a position to contribute and that includes being part of the government.”
He said that the AFC will also welcome persons who are currently serving under another political Party, but noted that they must be of quality.
“The AFC fundamentally believes that Guyana is at such a critical stage of its development that it cannot be denied the benefit of people who are eminently qualified to move the country forward,” Hughes said.
Rohee on Monday called on the Guyanese people “not to be fooled by those who by their very actions have been responsible for the rupture of our economic and social fabric by putting roadblocks on a number of key development projects and by aligning themselves with forces that have been responsible for the destruction of our democratic, economic and cultural institutions.”
“These obstructionist tactics employed by the APNU and their loyal sidekick the AFC have resulted in great harm to our people, in particular our young people which the AFC claims to represent.”
He said that the PPP hopes that the Guyanese people will be vigilant and “not to allow themselves to be hoodwinked by opposition elements who try to seduce them with all manner of promises that they know full well they lack the capacity to deliver on.” (Abena Rockcliffe)
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