[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Leadership of the Alliance for Change (AFC) has called on its contentious Region Six Councillor Haseef Yusuf to tender his resignation following a motion by five of the AFC’s Councillors expressing no confidence in him.
The motion, filed on March 14 noted public attacks by Yusuf to discredit the AFC and his declaration of support for another political party, believed to be the ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C).
“It is in this context that the AFC Councillors notified the RDC that Yusuf does not speak on their behalf nor represent them in any way. The Councillors called on Yusuf to resign,” a statement from the Party noted.
The Leadership of the AFC says it endorses this call and by way of letter has informed Yusuf that he is no longer considered a representative of the AFC on the Region #6 Council.
The statement added, “His views and actions are not considered to represent that of the Party, and in light of the fact that he no longer has the confidence of the AFC’s Regional Councilors, the Executives and the general membership, he should submit his resignation as a regional councilor with immediate effect and, once submitted his resignation will be accepted.”
The AFC made it clear that he is not authorized to transact any business, collect any funds or represent the Party in way; adding that any public utterances by Yusuf must be considered as being made on his own behalf.
Most recently Yusuf broke ranks with the AFC and moved a motion calling on the Party and other opposition parties in parliament to support the passage of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill.
This move stirred up much uproar and controversy.