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APNU fails to secure commitment on date for Local Gov’t polls

aa3Forty days after penning a letter to President Donald Ramotar to name a date for Local Government Election, Opposition Leader David Granger said there is still no commitment from the President.

The Retired Brigadier who spoke with members of the media on the picket line outside of the Office of the President said this was the first meeting between the sides since the letter was sent.

The leader of A Partnership for National Unity said despite the lack of commitment, the tone of the meeting suggested that a date will be announced soon.

Apart from local government elections, the Opposition Leader said the Anti-Money Laundering Bill was also discussed with both sides working to have the deficiencies remedied to prevent the country being blacklisted.

On September 9, Opposition Leader David Granger in a letter to President Ramotar said if a date for Local Government Election was not set he would be obliged to take any lawful action to mobilise national and international support in defence of local democracy, the constitution and the rights of the Guyanese people.

So far, that action has mainly been the street protests. Local government elections have not been held since 1994.

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