The APNU and AFC are reassuring their supporters that the two parties will be heading into the next elections as a strong coalition.
Representatives from the two parties emerged from a high-level meeting at the President’s office this afternoon with smiles on their faces and assurances that the APNU and AFC are “stronger together”.
Alliance For Change Leader Khemraj Ramjattan said there is no doubt that the APNU and AFC will remain together for the March 2020 elections.
“You ain’t see meh smiling… We are going into the elections as a coalition and I can tell you that”, Mr. Ramjattan told News Source.
He said the meeting between the two sides was “excellent”, adding that party representatives Volda Lawrence and David Patterson will issue a joint statement on the progress of the meeting later.
The meeting brought together President David Granger as the Leader of the APNU, Khemraj Ramjattan as Leader of the AFC, Chairman of the PNC Volda Lawrence and AFC General Secretary David Patterson.
Ms. Lawrence said “the coalition has always been strong”.
She said issues of deadlines and threats of a pull out are being misrepresented.
“We good”, Lawrence assured.
The AFC’s David Patterson said the meeting was very progressive and there might be another meeting to wrap up minor issues.
Last week, the AFC threatened that it was willing to head into the elections on its own if there was not an agreement on the remaining issues by this past Monday.
The Monday deadline came and went with the party offering no other statement.
Yesterday, President Granger brushed aside talk of deadlines and pointed out that agreement and not deadlines will be guiding the talks. The President said he wants the agreement to put together the best government that will benefit the people of Guyana.