APNU decides to follow the Bible, no protest planned for assent to Local Gov’t Bills

Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams
APNU Member and Parliamentarian, Basil Williams.
APNU Member and Parliamentarian, Basil Williams.

[www.inewsguyana.com]A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has decided to do the “Christian” thing and not hold any mass protest to convince Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar to give his assent to the four local government bills.

At a press conference on Wednesday October 2, APNU’s Member and Parliamentarian Basil Williams in response to a question of what the APNU is prepared to do if the President does not give his assent, stated that he disagrees with the common notion that the APNU only works when there is a “marching band down the road.”

“If we’re doing the work right at Parliament, I personally believe that at this point in time we do not need to do the marching as it relates to the four Bills… we have decided not to protest since people suffer economically. A decision was taken, since we are Christians and we are advised by the Bible…there is a time and a season for everything…” Williams told reporters.

It has been approximately two months now since the National Assembly unanimously passed the Bills; however it is yet to be presented to the President for his assent.

Additionally, several resolutions/motions were passed by the APNU in Parliament but to date, none is in effect. In this regard, when asked about the APNU’s new strategy when Parliament comes out of recess, Williams did not was to say.

“You don’t telegraph your strategies and your tactics to the enemy. You will have to wait and see the strategies and tactics unfold and I would not tell you what my colleagues in the APNU will do when we resume our parliamentary activities.”




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