Longtime political activist Akanni Blair has resigned as an Executive member of A New and United Guyana for a return to his old political party, the People’s Progressive Party.
In a Facebook post, Mr. Blair shared his resignation letter which was addressed to ANUG Chairman, Timothy Jonas.
In the resignation letter, he said his decision is based on his high political drive which cannot be sustained by parties like ANUG at this time. He said he hopes that the party can lift itself from its current position, but he has decided to rejoin the PPP, where he believes he will be able to function to his full capacity.
In offering ANUG best wishes, Blair said he enjoyed his stay in the party. In a separate social media post, he said no matter how far one may roam, home will always be home.
Blair jumped from the PPP and joined ANUG just after its formation in 2018 to contest the 2020 elections. He played a major role in the party’s 2020 elections campaign.
When the new government took office in 2020, Blair was appointed to the Guyoil board as a representative of ANUG. A few months later he was fired from the board job along with another board member following allegations of improper engagement with a fuel supplier. He has always maintained that he had done nothing wrong.