AFC supporters feel betrayed

Dear Editor, I was very instrumental in the last A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) General and Regional Elections campaign like so many others here in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). I can say without a doubt that it was the AFC supporters who caused the victory for the coalition because if both parties had chosen separate paths in contesting the elections, neither could’ve beaten the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Judging from the election results, with 33 seats for the coalition against 32 for the Opposition, it was a close call and a good decision from party leaders such as Khemraj Ramjattan to enter into the coalition. I think both Ramjattan and Moses Nagamootoo, who are seasoned politicians, knew that the only way the Burnham led People’s National Congress could beat the Jagan PPP was to enter into a coalition with Peter D’Aguiar’s The United Force (TUF) party in 1964, after Britain changed the electoral system to one of Proportional Representation. APNU can also claim that it secured the majority of supporters because it was the larger party in the coalition. At the end of the day, no one seems to know how many seats or votes each party got individually because they went on one ticket. AFC had an impressive, multiethnic, multiclass slate of candidates, and at every AFC/APNU meetings and rallies, the crowds were flamboyant with the six races, mainly due to AFC supporters. The messages promised during the election campaigns, however, didn’t hold up to expectation of AFC supporters after the coalition won the elections and they felt betrayed. The people voted for a change,but instead,it’s an exchange. For the past 23 years, racial marginalisation continued under the PPP, yet this current Government seems to be no better. When I look at the appointments to State Boards and other positions, hardly any AFC supporter is a member or Chairman, although there are qualified candidates.This Government has started on the wrong foot and if it continued in this manner, will certainly lose votes in the local government election and the next general election. The indication I am getting from supporters of the AFC is that they will abstain from voting. Many have become frustrated the way things are being done without consultation at the grass root level, so there is no grass root democracy according to them. Although it’s too early to forecast what will be the outcome of the five years, we have seen some progress in areas like cleaning up corruption, going after State assets and recovering lost finances. It is true that the new Government was given a basket to fetch water and received broken infrastructures. Most of the time and energy is being spent to clean up 23 years of mess created by the past Administration, but all the industries like rice, sugar, bauxite and gold are now down and money and subsidies will be needed to keep them above water. Crime is somewhat decreased but there are still too many petty crimes in the country which need to be tackled, as some Policemen are still lackadaisical in performing their duties and do not act when they requested on crimes scenes. They don’t even appear on scenes when they are requested to. The Public Security Ministry is one of the most difficult ones to manage without modern technology and trained professionals in the field of crime fighting.The Government is moving too slow to modernise and restructure the Guyana Police Force, while criminals remain 10 steps ahead of the Police. Since the election was won, no one from the coalition has visited the interior and other regions to thank their voters and their polling agents and to listen to their problems. This is a grave mistake since these same people will be needed for the next election. No thank you letters were even ever sent out to them. I have noticed only the Prime Minister is replying to emails and letters, while some of the other Ministers don’t even acknowledge letters or emails. It seems like the Government is following in the footsteps of the previous Administration, which has caused its downfall after 23 years in power. Some Ministers aren’t performing to expectations since they would’ve assumed office. It will be interesting to address more problems facing the people, especially since the 100-day are closing in and much promised hasn’t been fulfilled.

Yours faithfully, Mohamed Khan

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keep digging pan the race scab bai . . . hopefully the sore will start to bleed and you and your old/new comrades will be happy happy

 

the wickedness y'all are engaging in will hurt all Guyanese - all races

 

smh

.For the past 23 years, racial marginalisation continued under the PPP, yet this current Government seems to be no better. When I look at the appointments to State Boards and other positions, hardly any AFC supporter is a member or Chairman, although there are qualified candidates.This Government has started on the wrong foot and if it continued in this manner, will certainly lose votes in the local government election and the next general election. The indication I am getting from supporters of the AFC is that they will abstain from voting. Many have become frustrated the way things are being done without consultation at the grass root level, so there is no grass root democracy according to them. Although it’s too early to forecast what will be the outcome of the five years, we have seen some progress in areas like cleaning up corruption, going after State assets and recovering lost finances. It is true that the new Government was given a basket to fetch water and received broken infrastructures.

Originally Posted by asj:

As a Political Party, the AFC in an APNU/AFC Coalition, seems very much weak and like they are afraid of Harmon. Well they all seems like dummies. 

 

They Are afraid and are being pushed around like a bunch of lil boys.

Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by asj:

As a Political Party, the AFC in an APNU/AFC Coalition, seems very much weak and like they are afraid of Harmon. Well they all seems like dummies. 

 

They Are afraid and are being pushed around like a bunch of lil boys.

The massive pay increase will paint a smile on everyone's face.  AFC bais don't care as long as the paycheck keeps coming, they will bend over with a smile.

Originally Posted by baseman:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by asj:

As a Political Party, the AFC in an APNU/AFC Coalition, seems very much weak and like they are afraid of Harmon. Well they all seems like dummies. 

 

They Are afraid and are being pushed around like a bunch of lil boys.

The massive pay increase will paint a smile on everyone's face.  AFC bais don't care as long as the paycheck keeps coming, they will bend over with a smile.

That is very true. PNC knows how to keep their House Slaves quiet.

Originally Posted by baseman:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by asj:

As a Political Party, the AFC in an APNU/AFC Coalition, seems very much weak and like they are afraid of Harmon. Well they all seems like dummies. 

 

They Are afraid and are being pushed around like a bunch of lil boys.

The massive pay increase will paint a smile on everyone's face.  AFC bais don't care as long as the paycheck keeps coming, they will bend over with a smile.

As D-G would say: From your personal frame of reference.

Originally Posted by asj:

AFC supporters feel betrayed

Yours faithfully, Mohamed Khan

Look at ths tupidity of this.  He concedes that if both parties were separate neither would have won, but yet gives AFC 100% of the credit for the victory.

 

No wonder APNU is showing who is boss.  And don't worry if AFC leaves the coalition the Indian AFCites will be crucified by the PPP, so don't for one minute think that they will not suffer mightily.

Originally Posted by asj:

AFC supporters feel betrayed

AFC/APNU meetings and rallies, the crowds were flamboyant with the six races, mainly due to AFC supporters

Yours faithfully, Mohamed Khan

I am rolling over with laughter as this silly man claims credit for the overwhelmingly AFRICAN faces which showed up to these events, EVEN IN PPP areas.

 

The PPP ran a racist campaign and were highly successful in scaring Indians, but then why the shock that there was a very small Indo cross over vote, when we see who showed DID NOT show up in reasonable numbers at the APNU organized events.

 

Freddie K, an AFC supporter, told us how poorly organized the AFC run events were, and how paltry the turnout was.

Originally Posted by Mitwah:

., hardly any AFC supporter is a member or Chairman, although there are qualified candidates..

Well after you all took 100% victory for the election, and that that you could reduce Granger to be the eunuch which Sam Hinds was, he showed you all who is boss.  I warned you.

 

I was at a meeting where Moses was boasting to his Indo AFC faction of the power that he will have.  I saw Granger give a silent smirk.

 

Any way all of them, Granger and Nagamootoo included, seem to suspect that they will be one term, so are grabbing as much salary as they can get.

Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by asj:

As a Political Party, the AFC in an APNU/AFC Coalition, seems very much weak and like they are afraid of Harmon. Well they all seems like dummies. 

 

They Are afraid and are being pushed around like a bunch of lil boys.

Perhaps, like kindergarten children.

Originally Posted by baseman:
.  AFC bais don't care as long as the paycheck keeps coming, they will bend over with a smile.

Please understand that the AFC never dreamed that they would be in power, especially when their own reports showed that they wouldn't bring in any more Indo votes than they did in 2011, and that the PPPs campaign was resonating with Indian voters. When blacks showed up n large numbers in South G/twn and Linden, the AFC was so happy.

 

However if the pay increase goes through, and gold continues to slump, these same blacks, who showed up in large numbers, will suck their teeth and claim that this is why they didn't vote in 2006 and in 2011, and that they will not vote in 2020, or in the LGE.  Granger knows this, so is grabbing as much as he can, while he is able to do this.

Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by asj:

As a Political Party, the AFC in an APNU/AFC Coalition, seems very much weak and like they are afraid of Harmon. Well they all seems like dummies. 

 

They Are afraid and are being pushed around like a bunch of lil boys.

The AFC Indos never had any power, and I told Jay this all the time.  The poor man is now begging the PPP to let him back in, which is why he has become very quiet.

Originally Posted by caribny:
Originally Posted by baseman:
.  AFC bais don't care as long as the paycheck keeps coming, they will bend over with a smile.

Please understand that the AFC never dreamed that they would be in power, especially when their own reports showed that they wouldn't bring in any more Indo votes than they did in 2011, and that the PPPs campaign was resonating with Indian voters. When blacks showed up n large numbers in South G/twn and Linden, the AFC was so happy.

 

However if the pay increase goes through, and gold continues to slump, these same blacks, who showed up in large numbers, will suck their teeth and claim that this is why they didn't vote in 2006 and in 2011, and that they will not vote in 2020, or in the LGE.  Granger knows this, so is grabbing as much as he can, while he is able to do this.

And don't forget that 9,000 Brooklynites!!

Originally Posted by baseman:
 

And don't forget that 9,000 Brooklynites!!

Those are like redux.  They don't live in Guyana, so don't suffer the consequences, so will blindly support what ever Granger tells them to do.  They will cuss out their family when they complain about Granger giving himself a big raise when "tings getting tight".

Originally Posted by baseman:
Originally Posted by caribny:
Originally Posted by baseman:
.  AFC bais don't care as long as the paycheck keeps coming, they will bend over with a smile.

Please understand that the AFC never dreamed that they would be in power, especially when their own reports showed that they wouldn't bring in any more Indo votes than they did in 2011, and that the PPPs campaign was resonating with Indian voters. When blacks showed up n large numbers in South G/twn and Linden, the AFC was so happy.

 

However if the pay increase goes through, and gold continues to slump, these same blacks, who showed up in large numbers, will suck their teeth and claim that this is why they didn't vote in 2006 and in 2011, and that they will not vote in 2020, or in the LGE.  Granger knows this, so is grabbing as much as he can, while he is able to do this.

And don't forget that 9,000 Brooklynites!!

And the 9,000 Queenites, some of whom went down and voted for the PPP?

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