Coalition partners to contest local government polls as a single unit
GEORGETOWN – The two main partners of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Wednesday said they would contest the Local Government election in November as a single entity.
“We made the decision go as a coalition… We have to trash out a number of issues in relations to candidacy and some other things,” chairman of the Alliance for Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan, said.
The other main partner in the coalition is the People’s National Congress (PNC) and Ramjattan said that while the two sides have had their disagreements since coming together to contest the 2015 general elections, those differences have been resolved.
He said the best option would be to contest the upcoming polls as a single entity.
The AFC chairman, who is also the Ministry of Security, said that the party was also willing to work with the APNU to resolve the issues at the City Hall.
“We intend to indicate to APNU officials what the AFC is concerned about… a letter has gone to the President (David Granger) as leader of APNU.”
Earlier this year, the AFC had indicated it was contemplating whether it should contest the Local Government elections on its own. (CMC)