By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Alliance For Change (AFC) Member, Sasenarine Singh has tendered his resignation to the AFC with immediate effect on Tuesday, April 08.
iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) understands that Singh submitted his letter of resignation to the General Secretary of the Party, David Patterson on Tuesday afternoon.
From all indications, the resignation seemed to have come as a shock to the AFC, as several executive members told iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) that they were not aware of it.
In his resignation letter, Singh stated that he resigned for “personal reasons.”
“I take this opportunity to wish the Alliance for Change successes as it seeks to lead our people out of underdevelopment and away from the politics of nepotism, crony capitalism and pettiness.
“I will re-enter active politics in Guyana when the opportunity for remigration to my homeland presents itself, which I hope would be sooner than later,” Singh said.
He thanked the leadership of the AFC for its guidance and for affording him the opportunity to serve the people of Guyana.
When contacted, AFC GS confirmed that the Party received the resignation letter.
Patterson told iNews (www.inewsguyana.com), “We have received the letter of resignation from Mr Sasenarine Singh. We take this opportunity to thank him for his service to the party. Sase’ worked hard for the AFC especially during the 2011 elections. His knowledge and understanding of financial matters especially was well respected and relied on.”
The General Secretary noted that the Party understands the “reasons for resigning and respect those. There are no hard feelings and the mutual respect remains.”
Within the space of a few months, several resignations have hit the minority political party.
Three AFC members who resigned in 2013 have since joined the main opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). They include, Tarron Khemraj, Rab Mukraj and Asquith Rose.
The first resignation was from Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally, who was associated with the New York, AFC Chapter, following a bitter dispute.