[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Opposition coalition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), continued its protest actions outside the Office of the President, Georgetown this morning where the weekly Cabinet meeting is in session.
This is the fourth consecutive week that APNU supporters, led by APNU Leader David Granger and other Parliamentarians are protesting outside OP.
Granger had explained that the protest is being held on Tuesdays which is Cabinet day. “We are sending a message to the PPP, the central government and the executive that we are fed up waiting for local government elections,” Granger had said.
This picketing exercise forms part of APNU’s strategy to mobilize local, national and international support as pressure is on the President to announce a date for the holding of long overdue local government elections.
Today, the APNU team was seen sharing leaflets to persons as they passed.
Granger has defended his protests actions which started roughly a month ago; dispelling charges that it has been in futility and contrite. He told reporters on Friday last “constant dripping wears away a stone.”
Granger says he has started to see the desired results from his protest actions.
“There is a deeper understanding of the issues at stake… I don’t think it should be measured by numbers, it should be managed by peoples understanding and people demand for their just deserts.”
He said he has the support of the diplomatic community and other civil groups.
Last week’s protest saw the participation of Blue Caps, headed by its Chairman, Clinton Urling.
Speaking on the Radio Program ‘Hard Talk’ at the weekend, Alliance for Change (AFC) Executive Cathy Hughes had said that her Party supports the APNU in their calls for LGE. Despite the AFC signaling its intension to go ahead with a no confidence motion which once successful could see general elections, Hughes says if the date for LGE was announced as tomorrow her Party would be ready to participate.