No guaranteed seats for Theocracy Party – APNU

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By Jomo Paul

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Executive Member of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Basil Williams says the Healing the Nation Theocracy Party (HTNTP) has not been promised any seats in the National Assembly or governmental positions should they collate with the APNU/AFC coalition.

In fact, Williams said that the Party has not yet been accepted into the coalition noting that this acceptance would hinge on an assessment of the Party.

This comes after the HTNTP signalled its intention to coalesce with the political faction for the upcoming May 11 polls.

“We will make an assessment of any Party that wants to join us. That Party will have to be assessed to determine whether their aims and objectives of APNU and the AFC,” said Williams adding “I don’t think that any Party that is proposing to join a coalition should enter on the precondition that they must be guaranteed a seat.”

When contacted by iNews on Thursday March 19, the Chairman of the Party, Albert Park explained that as the date for elections grows closer, the Party has recognised the need to collate.

“It is very important that we collate, because we don’t want to split the votes or anything like that, the coalition is for a cause we want to support that cause,” said Park.

He said that despite the Party coalescing with the APNU/AFC alliance, the Party would still be able to attract votes.

“We would be able to stand and represent our needs our concerns on behalf of the people,” he told iNews.

When asked about disgruntled supporters, he said that the supporters would understand the importance of the two coalescing. He also indicated that while the HNTP was not promised any parliamentary seats for coalescing with the APNU/AFC.

“We did not get any promise; we will be meeting with Brother Harmon on Tuesday,” he said. One of the Party’s main selling points is the legalization of marijuana, which the political opposition has already said it is open to discussing.