By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Despite the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) having expressed some concerns about proposed National Unity talks with the APNU+AFC administration, President David Granger has not been daunted and insists that the talks will happen.
General Secretary of the Party, Clement Rohee told a news conference on Monday, September 21, 2015 that with the APNU+AFC now in a coalition and in government the distrust runs much deeper since Prime Minister, Nagamootoo and Minister of Public Security, Ramjattan are “renegades who defected from the PPP.”
According to Rohee, “the APNU+AFC must be aware that the PPP is in no way desperate to engage both the APNU+AFC. This will be tantamount to a double kiss of death for the PPP; a reality it cannot ignore.”
However President Granger made it clear that the utterances should not be seen as an absolute dismissal on the part of the PPP.
“I have had meetings with Mr Jagdeo and he did not ditched or dismissed it…he said that he wants to consult his colleagues and I accept that,” said Mr Granger.
The President posited that the first indication for talks is enough for the PPP and government to engage, adding that the door is still open for further meetings between himself and the Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo.
“We are not worried about that statement, I think that the possibility of talks is still quite high….I am not worried about that, I am very confident that the Guyanese people will see a higher level of political cooperation,” said the President.