Youth leaders of the parties that make up the APNU-AFC coalition on Wednesday said it was time for the winner takes all system in Guyana to end and for there to be a move to a government of national unity.
Speaking at the launching of the APNU-AFC coalition, Malika Ramsay of the People’s National Congress Reform said the coalition is the realization of the aspiration of “leaders of our party to establish a government of national unity inclusive of all stakeholders and to bring an end to winner takes all politics in Guyana”. She added that the people of Guyana deserve “another lease on life” and a coalition government will ensure that takes place.
The Alliance For Change’s youth representative Allan Fernandes said his party is a political movement that remains committed to ensuring change in Guyana. He said the AFC believes it was a patriotic responsibility to sign the Cummingsburg Accord which he said is the foundation of the coalition launching.
“As a party, we are of the view that the AFC needed to lead by demonstrating to the nation, in a tangible and meaningful way, that it was steadfast in its commitment to advancing the cause of the Guyanese people”, he said.
The Working Peoples Alliance’s Tabitha Sarabo-Halley told the launching ceremony that the WPA pledges to do everything in its power to ensure victory in the upcoming elections. She said achieving “this historic unity must be a primary responsibility of all patriots”.
Representatives of the other parties that make up the APNU-AFC union also pledged their continued support as the coalition steps into campaign mood for the May 11, 2015 elections.
The coalition launching took place at the Pegasus hotel before a large audience made up of party supporters and special invitees. The APNU-AFC coalition will be heading into the elections as a unity party with a single list of candidates.
Filed: 4th March, 2015
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