[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is calling on the people of Guyana to denounce what it says is the politics of division and the divisive rhetoric that emanated from the Babu-John memorial on Sunday, March 09.
“Given an opportunity to embrace reconciliation and promote national unity, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) once again chose to fan the flames of division, promoting fear instead of hope, partisanship instead of statesmanship” the APNU said in a statement.
According to the Party, its Chairman and Opposition Leader David Granger speaking at Auchlyne on Saturday, March 08 called on Guyanese to commit themselves to national unity and racial reconciliation and to renounce thoughts of retaliation and recrimination.
“This was in stark contrast to the statements made by the PPP/C General Secretary, Mr. Clement Rohee at Babu-John, where he told his audience that APNU was the enemy of national unity” the statement added.
The party added that the APNU remains the only political force in Guyana that is committed to the formation of a Government of National Unity, that will rid Guyana of winner-take-all politics; ensuring that our multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society will succeed through respect for the diversity, hard work, thrift and sacrifice of all its citizens; ensuring that all Guyanese, regardless of class, creed, gender, race or geographic location enjoy a good life.
The APNU further contended that the PPP/C, in its twenty-eight years of governance has neglected the human resources of this nation; has abandoned the “lean and clean” governance promised by that party’s Founder Leader Dr. Cheddi Jagan; has shown no leadership in the pursuit of national unity and exhibited a total lack of benevolence towards the plight of the working man and woman in Guyana.
“In twenty eight years the PPP/C has divided this nation, eroded our values, and the quality of life of all Guyanese has been compromised.”
APNU called on all Guyanese to come together as a cohesive Guyanese community and bind-up the wounds of the past as it believe that all Guyanese are entitled to the benefits of a good life in the country of their birth.