The party has since written to the President indicating its intention to lay the motion in the national assembly.
Now while this started with Moses Nagamootoo just “mouthing off”, the PR mileage given to it has snowballed into something the AFC now wants to hold onto and demonstrate who has the bigger TC (testicular capacity).
But is this just a propaganda and political gimmick or is the AFC serious about snap elections? It is not as if they are the major party waiting to step into the government’s shoes, because they are miles away from developing that capacity.
This then brings into question, the AFC’s TC to either challenge the government and return as the minor opposition party in the National Assembly, or risk being metamorphosed into the APNU.
There is much risk however in the latter. Let’s examine the possibilities.
Were the AFC and APNU to go to the polls on a single ticket, the AFC leaders, particularly the two seeking the high office, Khemraj Ramjattan and Moses Nagamootoo will have to settle for second fiddle to the APNU leader. The APNU/PNCR supporters will have it no other way.
And after an initial move under the APNU’s umbrella, the AFC, like the other partners will find it difficult to retain its own identity.
Another risk is giving back the government their majorities hold in the Parliament.
This will be made possible, once those PPP/C supporters who withheld votes or voted for AFC decides that the AFC is now just another arm of the APNU/PNCR which will not find favour with them.
Already this was made clear by many of the AFC supporters who were aggrieved when the party simply supported the APNU in the National Assembly on several matters.
So while the AFC might want to show its teeth and move forward with this motion, many are wondering how far they will go with it. A point to note is that the APNU is not at this time giving much thought to this motion, given the fact that they are facing their own challenges with congress.
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