Calls for Elections grow louder
Opposition leader David Granger will take to the airwaves tomorrow to brief citizens on several issues of national importance. Last week Granger demanded a date from President Ramotar for local government elections, but the Retired Brigader was keeping his cards close to his chest when he spoke to the media today.
But while Granger is looking for a date Dr. Roger Luncheon, the government’s chief spokesman said at his weekly press briefing that it is not likely that snap elections will be called in response to a question on the holding of early elections by the administration or if the administration will let the no confidence motion take its course.
The Opposition Leader in letter to the President Donald Ramotar requested that a date be set for the holding of Local Government Elections which are constitutionally due. Granger in his letter informed the President that if a date is not set then the Partnership will be moving to take any lawful action to mobilise national and international support in defense of local democracy, the constitution and the rights of the Guyanese people.
In August, the Alliance for Change tabled a No Confidence Motion Against the ruling People’s Progressive Party Government over the spending of $4.5 billion not approved in the National Assembly. The APNU has indicated that it will fully support the motion when it is read in the National Assembly next month.