[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Harold Lutchman has been confirmed as the Representative of A Partnership For National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) List of representative for Tuesday, April 7 – Nomination day.
Officials from the coalition’s camp made the confirmation following reports on Monday April 06.
According to reports, Lutchman has agreed to be the man to officially determine who from the political realm of APNU/AFC sits in the National Assembly after the May 11, 2015 General and Regional elections.
Normally in Guyana, the Presidential Candidate or Leader of the Party would be the head of the list.
When the two political parties signed the Cummingsburg Accord to contest elections under one banner, one of the stipulation stated that the Representative of the List would be taken from civil society.
The coalition agreed that the Representative of the List will be assigned other responsibilities such as ensuring that the tenets of the Cummingsburg Accord are upheld by both of the political groupings.
According to the Representation of the People Act (Chap. 1:03) the “Representative of the List” has to be a candidate of the Party and either be so designated or be the person whose name appears first on the list of candidates.
The Representative of the List is also tasked with the critical responsibility of presenting their Party’s List of Candidates on Nomination Day. Lucthman will also be tasked with ensuring that the List of Representatives for the political Party is submitted come Nomination day.