By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Alliance For Change (AFC) is not aware of its member, Dr Veerasammy Ramayya’s intention to resign from the Party and is puzzled as to what his reasons for quitting are.
General Secretary of the AFC, David Patterson told iNews during a telephone interview on Monday, August 10 that he was made aware of Dr Ramayya’s decision via a report in the Stabroek News today since he nor the Party received a resignation letter.
According to Patterson, the Party is looking into the situation and it is the hope that there can be a meeting with Dr Ramayya in order to inquire about his issues for resigning.
In the Stabroek News article, the former AFC Parliamentarian claims that his resignation has to do with the residents of Berbice not being adequately represented by the AFC.
But Patterson told iNews that he does not agree with Dr Ramayya’s assertion.
“It is not something I agree with. I suspect that Dr Ramayya is frustrated about something but I am not sure what it is,” the AFC General Secretary told iNews.
Patterson also made it clear that Dr Ramayya was offered by the AFC to either be a Parliamentarian or work with the APNU+AFC government but he declined, stating that he would prefer to stay in Berbice and represent the people instead.
Meanwhile, Dr Ramayya also told the Stabroek News that he was never in favour of the AFC joining forces with the APNU, but he decided to follow the Party line.