By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] –Leader of the Opposition, David Granger believes that Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr .Roger Luncheon may not be up – to – date with what is taking place in Guyana nowadays.
Granger was making reference to Dr. Luncheon’s statement where he expressed the belief that the phenomenon of a minority government which is currently experiencing for the first time may very well become a regular feature.
The Opposition Leader says he thinks the Cabinet Secretary remarks are perhaps more appropriate to an ancient time.
“The question is not about a minority or majority, the question is how Guyana will be governed. His remarks suggest that he is still wedded to a winner takes all concept,” Granger added.
Luncheon had declined to discuss whether the incumbent would be willing to share power with the Opposition if that Party loses more seats at the next election.
But according to Granger, the APNU – A Partnership for National Unity -believes in a government of national unity and wants all majority parties to join forces to ensure inclusionary democracy in order to move Guyana forward.
“I am glad Dr. Luncheon realizes and recognizes that the PPP/C has not become a minority, perhaps permanently, so there is no prospect that it can win a majority. I think that is one thing that emerges out of his statement but this should have led to the next logical statement that is the PPP must be prepared to enter into a government of national unity with other parties and I didn’t hear him say that,” Granger stated.
He said APNU has been the only Party that has spoken of need for inclusionary democracy even as he reminded that APNU’s invitation for the Alliance for Change (AFC) to join forces with the APNU remains on the table.
He said too that the PPP will be welcomed to enter into a government of national unity in order to promote the interest of country.
The Opposition Leader is confident that come next election the APNU will form a majority government.
“The APNU is not interested in winner takes all we are interested in a partnership and prepared to enlarge that partnership,” Granger restated.