By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) will formally launch its campaign on February 20, according to its Leader, David Granger.
Although social media has been abuzz that he will lead the Party at the next regional and general election, Granger explained that a Presidential and Prime Ministerial Candidate has not been chosen as yet.
He admitted however that a youth candidate is “actively” being considered.
“APNU has not selected a Presidential candidate and when that happens, it will be announced. The process has not started… the APNU has applied a formula which gives representation to geographical areas, gender, competence, occupation…so we have a range of considerations which will be applied in selection of candidates,” the Party Leader explained.
He further noted that these are not “absolute” criterias.
“You don’t put somebody simply because they’re young and they might be stupid; you want to put somebody who is competent and satisfies the other critierias. We want to put people from the hinterland, the coastland; people who are from different occupations. We’re looking for a balance.”
The ruling People’s Progressive Party has decided to stick with Donald Ramotar as its Presidential Candidate while the battle is on for the post of Prime Minister.
The Alliance For Change (AFC) is also yet to make any official announcement on who will their candidates as they continue coalition talks with the APNU.