Meanwhile, the AFC in a statement said Minister Manickchand did not speak for the majority of Guyanese.
The party said not only was the Republic embarrassed by the tone and sentiments expressed by the Minister but also the occasion and circumstances in which they were delivered were unforgivable.
The Alliance For Change wishes, in the strongest possible terms to disassociate itself from the statements made by the Honourable Minister as they clearly do not reflect the sentiments of the people of Guyana who have continuously expressed their support and gratitude for Ambassador Hardt in his unfailing and persistent efforts to advance the quality and way of life of all Guyanese.
The Education Minister in the capacity of Foreign Affairs Minister delivered the ruling People’s Progressive Party’s response to outgoing United States Ambassador Brendt Hardt’s calls for Government to hold local Government Elections.
Many Guyanese took to social media to vent their outrage at Minister Manickchand’s statement.