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Guyana: WPA withdraws from APNU over non-consultation on MPs

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has withdrawn from opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) after not being consulted on the candidates selected as its representatives in the National Assembly and the Region Four Regional Democratic Council (RDC).

It has however left the door open to reconciliation.

“The time has come when the WPA is forced to draw a line in the sand and say that enough is enough. Since 2015 there has been no new and progressive dispensation within the APNU and there is no recognition of the rights of the partners to contribute to the decision-making process and more importantly, for each party, not the General Secretary of the PNCR, or its Leader, to determine unilaterally, the allocation of seats to each member party of the APNU for Parliament, RDC and NDC. In a meeting before the March 2. 2020: General and Regional Elections, with you, comrade Granger and other PNCR representatives in the Ministry of the Presidency Media Centre, we made our position clear on the above matter and were assured by you that we have an agreement – only to learn that this was not so when our nominee for Region 10 was not put on the list of candidates,” WPA Secretary Tacuma Ogunseye wrote in a letter to APNU leader David Granger on Wednesday.  

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