Two days after the Working People’s Alliance through its Secretary announced that the party was withdrawing from A Partnership for National Unity, longtime WPA Member and Party Chairperson, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley has tendered her resignation from the party.
Contacted this afternoon, Ms. Sarabo-Halley would only confirm that she has indeed resigned from the party. She said she will release more information at another time.
But NEWS Source understands that Sarabo-Halley may not have agreed with the position of the secretary and some other members who wrote to the APNU Chairman announcing the party’s withdrawal from the partnership on Friday.
In announcing the withdrawal of the party from the partnership, the WPA also requested that the names of the two candidates from the WPA chosen to serve in the Parliament and on the Regional Council also be withdrawn.
Sarabo-Halley, who is the former Minister of Public Service is the candidate who was selected by APNU Chairman David Granger to serve in Parliament as part of the APNU+AFC coalition.
In a recent interview, Mr. Granger expressed confidence in Sarabo-Halley and noted that she worked hard for the APNU+AFC on the campaign trail during the last election.
The WPA in its withdrawal letter accused Mr. Granger of not consulting with the party about who should be its representative in Parliament as part of the APNU. But Sarabo-Halley was among the names submitted to the APNU by the WPA to serve as national candidates in the last election.
Her name was submitted last week to the Elections Commission as part of the new APNU+AFC Members of Parliament.
The APNU Chairman who is the head of the candidates list, had indicated that his preference for the 12th Parliament for more women and more young people to serve as the face of the future.