[www.inewsguyana.com] – Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) David Granger has made it clear that the party has no intention of placing a no confidence motion against the government at this point in time.
When questioned about the issue at their weekly press conference on Friday October 11, Granger said, “There is no intention now to bring a vote of no confidence against government.”
Additionally, Granger explained that the APNU is not in agreement with holding early national elections. Government spokesperson, Dr. Roger Luncheon had stated that the administration is in favour of calling early elections in order to solve the parliamentary impasse being experienced, given the fact that the political opposition has the majority in parliament.
The APNU leader believes that Local Government elections should be held first.
“We have a commitment to local government elections and we feel it will be a serious error of judgment if the government decides to go to national elections without going through the local government elections,” Granger told the news conference.
At this point, it is unclear whether the government will hold local government elections since President Ramotar is yet to assent to the four local government bills which were unanimously passed in the National Assembly.