AFC will be KICKED OUT OF THE COALITION FOR 2020

AFC will be

KICKED OUT OF THE COALITION FOR 2020

The Cummingsburg Accord is seemingly in jeopardy upon review by APNU, the AFC is likely to be out of the coalition for the 2020 elections.

Someone close to the Coalition Government noted that the PNC now has control of Gecom and there is no need for the AFC, “the AFC did their part”. My information is that the PNC only wanted the AFC in order to win the elections, but now that has been accomplished the PNC will take it from there.

There is rumour that former Prime Minister under Forbes Brunham, Hamilton Green, will take over the Prime Minister’s position, this will be done after reviewing the Accord sometime next year.

Recently, someone has spilled the beans within the AFC camp by releasing sensitive emails, form them advising President Granger about not selecting someone from Jagdeo’s list to not agreeing with Dr. Scotland for Speaker of the House, this is aggravating the President who wanted total control of the government. Can the AFC make an impression?

The question now boggles everyone’s mind, what will become of Moses Nagamootoo and the others if the Accord is not renewed? It is an established fact that Nagamootoo has no major role in the Government, as far as I am concerned, the only thing I hear him pronounced on is broadcasting matters, the same position he held while in the PPP.

The AFC has not taken any solid stance on any matter in the Government, hence, the Canada Chapter pulling out of the party. Many of their supporters are questioning if there is a buyout of the few that are in the Government.

Only today the PNC has discard the AFC’s Trevor Williams and Beverly Alert for Desmond Trotman to replace Sandra Jones at Gecom, a clear indication of no say by AFC in Government.

We will have to wait and see.

Yours truly,

Carl Jones

Original Post

AFC has

become a docile ‘bride’ in the PNC’s harem

Dear Editor,

In Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’, Cassius, a nobleman, in the interest of his country advised his friend Brutus that, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.’ Paraphrasing this in the context of the AFC , the fault is not in the Cummingsburg Accord but in the inability of the AFC  leaders to act in the interests of its members and supporters by promoting the policies and fundamental principles which they have so gloriously expounded in their Action Plan 2011. I was a member then.

However, the AFC members and supporters at least some of them, were willing to forgive and forget what was said of both the PPP and the PNC by co-founders of the Party, Messrs Ranjattan and Trotman. Ramjattan had said that ‘over four decades of PNC and PPP Governments have left us bruised, weary and hopeless’ while his counterpart, Trotman had said in his own inimitable style that, ’For 45 years Guyana has had the same parties making turns in the wrong directions, disappointing and betraying its citizens…’. But alas! After just over two years the AFC has made numerous ‘wrong turns’, with the GECOM unilateral appointment making it clear that the party has become a docile ‘bride’ in the PNC’s harem.

The AFC leaders have deviated so far from their manifesto that it is difficult to discern their original identity. They have been consumed and have become mere pawns to the PNC dominated Government. Their minimal input has been relegated to agreeing or disagreeing as the need arises. When one reads the statements in the Action Plan written by Messrs Ramjattan and Trotman it leaves one to wonder whether  or not those lofty ideals were just window dressing to appeal to the people. It would now seem that the AFC leaders have had one self-centered goal in mind when they formed the party: get rid of the PPP at all and any cost and ‘enjoy the good life’!

The Cummingsburg Accord is only about ‘sharing the spoils’ and nothing else matters. Even the involvement of civil society was decisively excluded. The 60/40 partnership between APNU and AFC was the crème de la creme. But this was just mere writing. The eventual acquiring of a ceremonial Prime Minister and the equally namesake Vice Presidents and some ministries where the eventual power lies with the Minister of State, Cabinet and some retired high ranking military officers reflected the most glaring impotence of the AFC. It has become the mere acquisition of ‘empty offices’ which lack the power to make any decisive decisions. They just awaited the ‘crumbs’ which fell from their master’s table.

Today, there seems to be only one goal, and that is, self-preservation. It has become pellucid that if they dare to differ they will meet the same fate as was delivered to the UF by the PNC in 1968. However, the AFC leadership chaperoned by the experienced campaigner Moses Nagamootoo, who is adept at damage control, is quoted earlier this year as saying, ‘that after two years in office, things have changed and the AFC is of the belief that the time has come for the Cummings burg Accord to be renegotiated’. On the other hand, according to WPA’s Tacuma Ogunseye,  the Cummingburg Accord is more in favour of the AFC than APNU. He rationalized this by concluding that the 10% AFC got 40% of the ‘spoils’ therefore renegotiation is out of the question. In other words, they got a lot more than they deserved.

The AFC is cognizant that Ogunseye is correct yet there is now haste to review the Accord before ‘Lovers Day’ 2018. This time the call for review will apart from its usual endorsement of APNU’s decisions will include some issues which will be mere attempts to placate their rapidly dwindling support base. This is the guile of the AFC leadership. Now being faced with extinction since their main financial supporters in the USA and Canada have exposed the AFC’s useless appendage roles to the PNC, they have now once again moved to ‘revise’ the Accord.

However, the problem with the AFC is the fact that the leaders have lost sight of what they stood for: the fight against corruption, massive squandermania, cronyism and the fight for transparency and accountability. All of these have become so endemic in this Government while the AFC leaders are rooted in enjoying the ‘good life’ with their silence becoming unbearable with each passing day. What immediately comes to mind is that the AFC leaders are deathly afraid that should they speak out against these ‘wrongs’ they will be unceremoniously kicked out not unlike the UF when they spoke about the corruption of the PNC.

But I do have a strong prognostication that some AFC leaders will be baptized into the PNC ( it seems some have already done so) to save their status quo especially when President Granger’s Atlanta speech comes to mind about how power should be retained based on the PNC past strategies. Has this Atlanta plan been set in motion with the unilateral appointment of the GECOM’s Chairman? Are some AFC leaders privy to this plan? Hence the need to save their material gains?

Time will tell as it always does.

In conclusion, I have tirelessly written about corruption, cronyism, lack of transparency and accountability within the AFC and was dubbed a ‘rogue’ councilor but what I never expected is the fact that the big financiers in the USA and Canada will be called ‘rogue elements’ when all they did was to stand up for the fundamental principles of the AFC. However, they should seek consolation in the fact that they were not told to ‘haul their a$$’!

Yours sincerely,
Haseef Yusuf
Former AFC member

The ink hadn't even dried on the 2015 ballots and out own, Carib was preaching that the AFC's contribution to the Coalition's victory was meaningless. Now that Granger is on his way to re-creating the PNC elections machine of old, they will be even more unworthy to the PNC.

Cobra posted:

AFC has

become a docile ‘bride’ in the PNC’s harem

Dear Editor,

In Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’, Cassius, a nobleman, in the interest of his country advised his friend Brutus that, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.’ Paraphrasing this in the context of the AFC , the fault is not in the Cummingsburg Accord but in the inability of the AFC  leaders to act in the interests of its members and supporters by promoting the policies and fundamental principles which they have so gloriously expounded in their Action Plan 2011. I was a member then.

However, the AFC members and supporters at least some of them, were willing to forgive and forget what was said of both the PPP and the PNC by co-founders of the Party, Messrs Ranjattan and Trotman. Ramjattan had said that ‘over four decades of PNC and PPP Governments have left us bruised, weary and hopeless’ while his counterpart, Trotman had said in his own inimitable style that, ’For 45 years Guyana has had the same parties making turns in the wrong directions, disappointing and betraying its citizens…’. But alas! After just over two years the AFC has made numerous ‘wrong turns’, with the GECOM unilateral appointment making it clear that the party has become a docile ‘bride’ in the PNC’s harem.

The AFC leaders have deviated so far from their manifesto that it is difficult to discern their original identity. They have been consumed and have become mere pawns to the PNC dominated Government. Their minimal input has been relegated to agreeing or disagreeing as the need arises. When one reads the statements in the Action Plan written by Messrs Ramjattan and Trotman it leaves one to wonder whether  or not those lofty ideals were just window dressing to appeal to the people. It would now seem that the AFC leaders have had one self-centered goal in mind when they formed the party: get rid of the PPP at all and any cost and ‘enjoy the good life’!

The Cummingsburg Accord is only about ‘sharing the spoils’ and nothing else matters. Even the involvement of civil society was decisively excluded. The 60/40 partnership between APNU and AFC was the crème de la creme. But this was just mere writing. The eventual acquiring of a ceremonial Prime Minister and the equally namesake Vice Presidents and some ministries where the eventual power lies with the Minister of State, Cabinet and some retired high ranking military officers reflected the most glaring impotence of the AFC. It has become the mere acquisition of ‘empty offices’ which lack the power to make any decisive decisions. They just awaited the ‘crumbs’ which fell from their master’s table.

Today, there seems to be only one goal, and that is, self-preservation. It has become pellucid that if they dare to differ they will meet the same fate as was delivered to the UF by the PNC in 1968. However, the AFC leadership chaperoned by the experienced campaigner Moses Nagamootoo, who is adept at damage control, is quoted earlier this year as saying, ‘that after two years in office, things have changed and the AFC is of the belief that the time has come for the Cummings burg Accord to be renegotiated’. On the other hand, according to WPA’s Tacuma Ogunseye,  the Cummingburg Accord is more in favour of the AFC than APNU. He rationalized this by concluding that the 10% AFC got 40% of the ‘spoils’ therefore renegotiation is out of the question. In other words, they got a lot more than they deserved.

The AFC is cognizant that Ogunseye is correct yet there is now haste to review the Accord before ‘Lovers Day’ 2018. This time the call for review will apart from its usual endorsement of APNU’s decisions will include some issues which will be mere attempts to placate their rapidly dwindling support base. This is the guile of the AFC leadership. Now being faced with extinction since their main financial supporters in the USA and Canada have exposed the AFC’s useless appendage roles to the PNC, they have now once again moved to ‘revise’ the Accord.

However, the problem with the AFC is the fact that the leaders have lost sight of what they stood for: the fight against corruption, massive squandermania, cronyism and the fight for transparency and accountability. All of these have become so endemic in this Government while the AFC leaders are rooted in enjoying the ‘good life’ with their silence becoming unbearable with each passing day. What immediately comes to mind is that the AFC leaders are deathly afraid that should they speak out against these ‘wrongs’ they will be unceremoniously kicked out not unlike the UF when they spoke about the corruption of the PNC.

But I do have a strong prognostication that some AFC leaders will be baptized into the PNC ( it seems some have already done so) to save their status quo especially when President Granger’s Atlanta speech comes to mind about how power should be retained based on the PNC past strategies. Has this Atlanta plan been set in motion with the unilateral appointment of the GECOM’s Chairman? Are some AFC leaders privy to this plan? Hence the need to save their material gains?

Time will tell as it always does.

In conclusion, I have tirelessly written about corruption, cronyism, lack of transparency and accountability within the AFC and was dubbed a ‘rogue’ councilor but what I never expected is the fact that the big financiers in the USA and Canada will be called ‘rogue elements’ when all they did was to stand up for the fundamental principles of the AFC. However, they should seek consolation in the fact that they were not told to ‘haul their a$$’!

Yours sincerely,
Haseef Yusuf
Former AFC member

Moses does cuss out he own granchirren. Why would he have any trouble cussin out any supporter in Canada and the US who disagrees wid he?

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