AFC says Ramjattan non-negotiable

General Secretary of the Alliance for Change (AFC) David Patterson on Thursday stated that neither the People’s National Congress/Reform (PNC/R) nor any other member of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) can dictate or direct the selection of AFC for that party’s Prime Ministerial post.

AFC General Secretary David Patterson

Patterson made these comments during his party’s press briefing and stated that the Cummingsburg Accord, which the AFC signed on to with the APNU, is still in existence, and as such, it is solely the responsibility of the AFC to choose its Prime Ministerial candidate for the upcoming elections in Guyana.
This Accord has expired but according to Patterson, “It is very clear that the AFC shall nominate the PM candidate and it is very clear that the APNU shall nominate the Presidential candidate. I don’t see anything, I don’t know anything, there has not been any discussion and we would not entertain any discussion that changes that. And that is just the way it is”.
His remarks come in response to questions by the media about the recent statement made by Chairperson of the PNC/R Volda Lawrence, who recently noted that although the AFC has elected Khemraj Ramjattan to be its next Prime Ministerial candidate— replacing Moses Nagamootoo in June— the APNU and the AFC are yet to meet on this new development.

PNC/R Chairperson Volda Lawrence

“The party welcomes the fact that the AFC party was able to have their conference and elect their new candidate for the Prime Ministerial position. The coalition and the AFC have not reached that stage in terms of discussion on the Prime Ministerial candidate,” she noted.
In accordance with the Cummingsburg Accord between the two parties, AFC will have the Prime Ministerial position, while the Presidential post goes to APNU. However, some believe that APNU would sidestep AFC and go the route of choosing a Prime Ministerial candidate from within its own grouping. The APNU alliance consists of five parties with the PNC/R leading. The others are The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Justice for All Party (JFAP), National Front Alliance (NFA) and the Guyana Action Party (GAP).
Nevertheless, following the AFC’s National Executive Conference on June 15, the party’s newly elected General Secretary David Patterson had told reporters that Ramjattan’s nomination will have to be accepted by the majority APNU.
“The Alliance for Change is a political party in its own right. The AFC has MADE a recommendation it will stick by. So just like we did in 2015, we will do in 2019 or 2020, if we stay in a coalition… If we’re in a coalition and we’re governed by an agreement and that agreement is currently in effect, it says the AFC shall nominate a Prime Ministerial candidate. There’s nowhere in that agreement that says we’ll nominate a Prime Ministerial candidate who the coalition accepts or not,” Patterson had stated.
While the APNU fraction of the coalition earlier this year had already signalled support for its leader David Granger to return as Presidential Candidate, it was reported that sections of the AFC’s delegations felt that incumbent Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s performance over the years has not been up to par.
However, prior to last month’s conference, AFC’s then leader and current Chairman Raphael Trotman had warned against replacing Nagamootoo, saying that it would undermine the coalition Government in the eyes of the people, by seeming to validate the Government’s failings and the passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM).
“The No-Confidence Motion was a direct challenge on the Granger-Nagamootoo leadership. In my view, if we were to jump to replace either gentlemen in an emotive way, we would be openly conceding that the motion and vote were justified and valid,” Trotman had stated in sections of the media back in February.
With the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) having already ruled that the No-Confidence Motion was validly passed against the coalition back in December, there is a possibility that early elections could be called this year.
In fact, the Court is expected to hand down consequential orders on the way forward based on its June 18 rulings today.
At the last hearing on June 24, the Court had given parties up to July 1 to make written submissions on the consequential orders not exceeding 20 pages, which would be considered before those orders are handed down next Friday.

https://guyanatimesgy.com/war-...pnc-on-pm-candidate/

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Agreement or not, the PNC will do what the PNC wants to do. Throughout their 50 plus years history, they are mostly known to be disloyal and unreliable to any agreements. No AFC pun Granger's list of deplorables. AFC cark duck in de Coalition.

ksazma posted:

Agreement or not, the PNC will do what the PNC wants to do. Throughout their 50 plus years history, they are mostly known to be disloyal and unreliable to any agreements. No AFC pun Granger's list of deplorables. AFC cark duck in de Coalition.

Ksazma.  Please describe the Civic party. Who leads it?  When and how do they select their leaders?  Who is their support base?

AAAh, I see.  Civic was only a Bantustan that Cheddi set up to pretend that the PPP was open to blacks, but to ensure that none became involved in leading the PPP.

Oh well.  According to you blacks are a curse, a scourge, the most evil people on this planet, and too inferior to become your in-laws (so you think, your kids/grandkids might have other ideas).  So yes they do need to be dumped into a fake party set up by the PPP to ensure that they remain stooges and nothing more.

caribny posted:
ksazma posted:

Agreement or not, the PNC will do what the PNC wants to do. Throughout their 50 plus years history, they are mostly known to be disloyal and unreliable to any agreements. No AFC pun Granger's list of deplorables. AFC cark duck in de Coalition.

Ksazma.  Please describe the Civic party. Who leads it?  When and how do they select their leaders?  Who is their support base?

AAAh, I see.  Civic was only a Bantustan that Cheddi set up to pretend that the PPP was open to blacks, but to ensure that none became involved in leading the PPP.

Oh well.  According to you blacks are a curse, a scourge, the most evil people on this planet, and too inferior to become your in-laws (so you think, your kids/grandkids might have other ideas).  So yes they do need to be dumped into a fake party set up by the PPP to ensure that they remain stooges and nothing more.

For 23 years, did you see any reports of the Civic pushing back on the PPP because they felt that the PPP would not honor the agreement they had? It is now only 4 years since the Cummingsburg agreement and already the AFC has to broadcast that they will not allow the PNC to bully them. No amount of sugarcoating can hide the wickedness of the PNC. 

ksazma posted:
caribny posted:
ksazma posted:

Agreement or not, the PNC will do what the PNC wants to do. Throughout their 50 plus years history, they are mostly known to be disloyal and unreliable to any agreements. No AFC pun Granger's list of deplorables. AFC cark duck in de Coalition.

Ksazma.  Please describe the Civic party. Who leads it?  When and how do they select their leaders?  Who is their support base?

AAAh, I see.  Civic was only a Bantustan that Cheddi set up to pretend that the PPP was open to blacks, but to ensure that none became involved in leading the PPP.

Oh well.  According to you blacks are a curse, a scourge, the most evil people on this planet, and too inferior to become your in-laws (so you think, your kids/grandkids might have other ideas).  So yes they do need to be dumped into a fake party set up by the PPP to ensure that they remain stooges and nothing more.

For 23 years, did you see any reports of the Civic pushing back on the PPP because they felt that the PPP would not honor the agreement they had? It is now only 4 years since the Cummingsburg agreement and already the AFC has to broadcast that they will not allow the PNC to bully them. No amount of sugarcoating can hide the wickedness of the PNC. 

Carib knows the PNC is dictatorial. He will die a hardcore PNC

ksazma posted:
 

For 23 years, did you see any reports of the Civic pushing back on the PPP because they felt that the PPP would not honor the agreement they had? It is now only 4 years since the Cummingsburg agreement and already the AFC has to broadcast that they will not allow the PNC to bully them. No amount of sugarcoating can hide the wickedness of the PNC. 

Civic hasn't pushed back because they don't exist.  They are an invention by the PPP to pretend that they are ethnically inclusionary while ensuring that the PPP remains a "coolie people party" as Rohee so proudly boasted that it was in 2015.

Who leads Civic?  How is this leadership selected?  And what rights does the Civic have within its arrangements with the PPP.  You cannot answer this because in reality Civic NO LONGER EXISTS!

caribny posted:
ksazma posted:

For 23 years, did you see any reports of the Civic pushing back on the PPP because they felt that the PPP would not honor the agreement they had? It is now only 4 years since the Cummingsburg agreement and already the AFC has to broadcast that they will not allow the PNC to bully them. No amount of sugarcoating can hide the wickedness of the PNC. 

Civic hasn't pushed back because they don't exist.  They are an invention by the PPP to pretend that they are ethnically inclusionary while ensuring that the PPP remains a "coolie people party" as Rohee so proudly boasted that it was in 2015.

Who leads Civic?  How is this leadership selected?  And what rights does the Civic have within its arrangements with the PPP.  You cannot answer this because in reality Civic NO LONGER EXISTS!

So yuh sehin dat oney wan set a people was able tuh hold powa in Guyana fuh 23 years? And if dat party is correct in dem accusation, dat dem wud still be holdin powa tiday if nat fuh lil shenanigans from de GECOM? Well dat pary mus be raley powahful. No wanda dem wuz able tuh bring down dis Coalition suh quick. 

ksazma posted:

So yuh sehin dat oney wan set a people was able tuh hold powa in Guyana fuh 23 years? And if dat party is correct in dem accusation, dat dem wud still be holdin powa tiday if nat fuh lil shenanigans from de GECOM?

Well dat pary mus be raley powahful.

No wanda dem wuz able tuh bring down dis Coalition suh quick. 

Dat party bruk dem up ....

"Archie Brek Them UP"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW7YgbOG1jE

Merrymen - "Archie Brek Them UP".wmv

Michael Ramsay, Published on Nov 13, 2010, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW7YgbOG1jE

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