President David Granger is set to meet this morning with AFC Leader and Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan over the Cummingsburg Accord negotiations between the APNU and AFC.
The negotiations to update the agreement, which formed the APNU+AFC Coalition, hit a wall last week as the AFC continued to push for the two sides to reach an agreement that Mr. Ramjattan be accepted as the Prime Ministerial Candidate for the coalition.
The President has said the negotiations should be focusing on policies and programmes that the coalition wants to put forward to the electorate and not on personalities at this time. He has also indicated that provisions in the Cummingsburg Accord should not clash with the Constitution.
The AFC wants Ramjattan to be Prime Ministerial Candidate although the incumbent Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo has indicated that he would like to remain in the position.
The Prime Minister is appointed by the President and there is no requirement under the Guyana Constitution for a Prime Ministerial Candidate to be named before an election.
President Granger has said he is very satisfied with the work done by Prime Minister Moses Nagammotoo over the past four and a half years.
Minister Ramjattan is currently performing the functions of the Prime Minister as Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is on travel duty abroad.