By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] –Alliance for Change (AFC) Parliamentarian, Cathy Hughes says the No – Confidence Motion that her Party has brought against the Executive is the end of a road of a series of different interventions that the AFC has attempted and there is no turning back.
She made the pronouncement on Thursday (November 6), in the face of threats by President Donald Ramotar that he will prorogue Parliament should the Opposition push ahead with its motion.
Hughes says the President’s behavior now and leading up to this point has been “totally” unacceptable and indicated that her Party intends to move full steam ahead with its vote of no confidence.
The Alliance for Change is meeting with the main opposition – a Partnership for National Unity (APNU) today, and has already secured its unwavering support on the motion. The two Parties together hold a majority in the National Assembly which guarantees a successful passage of the Motion.
Hughes reminded of attempts to compromise with the administration on several issues. She recalled the AFC’s 10 point plan which she said was totally ignored along with request to sit and discuss issues by the administration.
“The combined opposition represents a large portion of Guyanese and our concerns must be heard,” she said.
Hughes told reporters that her Party’s position has always been to create an environment in Guyana where all sectors and stakeholders can benefit from what the country has to offer.
“It does not belong to any one political party or any group of people,” she said “adding that “this no confidence motion is the last straw.”
The AFC has always protested against the manner in which the administration has spent public funds; alleging abuse.
Hughes reminded that another grievance of the Party and that of many Guyanese was the absence of local government elections for the last 20 years.
“At the end of the day our Constitution says local government elections must take place every four years… we are now on 20 years with no local government elections and every day in some part of this country people are losing their valuables… it is unacceptable that when we get to the end of the road and we put in a no confidence motion, now he is willing to talk.”
She repeated calls by her Party for the setting up of the Public Procurement Commission, the Integrity Commission and the Human Rights Commission.
The AFC’s list of wrongdoings by the administration is long and the Party is maintaining that along with hundreds of Guyanese it has confidence in the administration.