By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger says his Party will “consider” proposals to give the Alliance For Change (AFC) leadership positions in the pro-democracy alliance.
Granger told members of the media on Friday, January 23 that a seven member team has been appointed by the APNU to lead the coalition talks. He said APNU Member and Parliamentarian, Carl Greenidge is the “chief negotiator.”
“The APNU has empowered its negotiating team to explore all the possibilities that could lead to a pre-election coalition,” Granger explained.
He admitted that the leadership posts discussion has not yet arisen,” but that it is “possible that whatever is raised in the negotiations will be open to the two sides and a determination will be made.”
The AFC has also appointed its team, headed by General Secretary, David Patterson. Other members include Basil Williams, who is representing the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR), Sydney Allicock representing the Guyana Action Party (GAP), Rupert Roopnaraine of the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA), Keith Scott for the National Front Alliance (NFA) and George Norton, who will be representing APNU’s shadow Cabinet.
The talks are expected to conclude within four weeks, the APNU Leader said.