[www.inewsguyana.com] – The ruling People’s Progressive Party says it is fully committed to engaging the combined Opposition but in the same breath noted its preparedness for General and Regional Elections.
The Party in a statement issued last evening expressed its belief that the Opposition, which consist of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC), has a responsibility to its constituents and Guyana to engage the government in dialogue.
However, the Opposition has since clearly stated that it will not have any dialogue outside of Parliament as it rejected the President’s decision to prorogue the Parliament.
But the PPP, like President Ramotar, is still hopeful. “We believe that dialogue should not be confined to just the reconvening of the 10th Parliament but must include other issues of national importance in an effort to derive solutions on the way forward. The people of Guyana deserve nothing less at this time of unprecedented prosperity,” the PPP statement noted.
The Party noted that the position taken by the Opposition to not engage in dialogue is unfortunate.
We believe that such a position is most unfortunate and smacks of irresponsibility, especially at a time when the political situation requires political maturity and statesmanship on the part of the political parties.”