By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon has questioned the silence of the main Opposition – A Partnership of National Unity (APNU) as it relates to the threat of a No Confidence motion by the Alliance for Change (AFC).
Dr Luncheon questioned why the AFC has not garnered the support of the APNU for the motion. He told reporters today at a press conference that this must be seen in the context that the APNU is in a position to compromise with the government in exchange for the assent to the Local Government Elections Bill.
He explained that the AFC “walks a lonely” road in this regard, while APNU works with Government to have the President assent to the Bill.
The APNU is yet to publicly state its position on the motion and whether it will be supported by the Party. The motion will not be successful in the National Assembly if it does not receive the support of the APNU.
If the two opposition political parties decide to go down this road, Government will be forced to hold fresh General elections. However, the issues of local Government elections will still be on the table unresolved.