PPP not surprised by AFC members defecting to APNU

General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee and Party Member, Zulficar Mustapha.

AFC[www.inewsguyana.com] -The recent defecting of three Alliance for Change (AFC) members to A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is a reiteration of the Peoples Progressive Party’s (PPP) position it has previously held, that there is little difference between the AFC and APNU.

This is according to PPP member and Junior Local Government Minister Norman Whitaker who described the cross over as a “natural gravitation.”

When asked to explain the defecting of PPP members to other parties and from other parties to the PPP, Whittaker who had a hard time explaining said “people have choices and they tend to move in situations where there are similarities.”

The Party’s General Secretary Clement Rohee however sought to help the PPP member in responding by stating that “it is not abnormal.” He explained that such incidents occur when there is serious political difference and people don’t get their selfish ways.

Meanwhile, Whitaker lashed out at the AFC’s Chairman Nigel Hughes for making the excuse of “standing on principle” for the continued exodus of AFC members.

The Junior Local Government Minister also censured the subsequent drafting of a code of conduct for members of the party. He believes it justifies rather than reprimands Hughes.

Whittaker says on a more disgusting note the sinister agenda of the AFC and APNU in pursuing a purely racist campaign was exposed by AFC defector Asquith Rose and confirmed by the APNU. He said in the most revealing admission, Dr Rose confirms the national unity approach by the AFC and APNU.

He however believes that this approach entails targeting African Guyanese to garner more votes while ignoring Guyanese of East Indian decent, hoping that they would reduce through migration.

“This damning revelation brings into focus several worrying trends such as the resort to violence and open support for criminal elements” along with the sabotaging of all the gains the PPP has made in forging national unity, he said.



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