[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says it has not received any formal communication from the APNU+AFC government on the issue of unity talks between the two sides.
General Secretary of the Party, Clement Rohee told a news conference on Monday, September 21, 2015 that with the APNU+AFC now in a coalition and in government the distrust runs much deeper since Prime Minister, Nagamootoo and Minister of Public Security, Ramjattan are “renegades who defected from the PPP.”
According to Rohee, “the APNU+AFC must be aware that the PPP is in no way desperate to engage both the APNU+AFC. This will be tantamount to a double kiss of death for the PPP; a reality it cannot ignore.”
He said that the PPP has a significantly large following, which has expressed confidence and support in its current leadership.
“The PPP now the opposition party has to exercise due care and attention in respect to any formal engagement with the APNU+AFC outside of Parliament. Cooperation within the parliamentary structure and arrangements cannot be avoided but engagement with the APNU+AFC outside of Parliament is clearly political and there is no guarantee that agreements reached will find their way in the appropriate body to make them legally binding,” Rohee told reporters.
The General Secretary alleged that there is much confusion in the APNU+AFC camp and suggested that the Coalition settle their internal differences and “put their house in order before any attempt is made to engage the PPP.”
Rohee reminded that the PPP cannot ignore “nor sweep under the carpet all the historical experiences the Party has accumulated with the PNC of which Granger is the political leader and his party being the dominant political force in the APNU.”