AFC welcomes elections date
See below a statement issued by the AFC reacting to the President’s announcement of an elections date:
The Alliance For Change (AFC) welcomes His Excellency President David Arthur Granger’s announcement of March 2nd, 2020 as the date for National and Regional Elections.
AFC’s position has been that it wishes to see Elections held as early as possible, while emphasizing the importance of maintaining public confidence in the process.
The Party remains of the view that all constitutional requirements for the holding of these Elections are being followed by the Government of Guyana.
The next constitutional requirement to be satisfied to ensure that Elections 2020 cannot be successfully challenged legally is an extension of the Election date by a two-thirds majority of the National Assembly. As such we urge the Opposition to give its support for the extension now needed for the set date.
The AFC is also satisfied that within the time-frame as espoused by GECOM credible elections can and will be held.
The AFC is confident that when elections are held the APNU+AFC Coalition Government will be returned to office given its stewardship of the government, having inherited a crippled economy and governance apparatus, after 23 years of a corrupt and bankrupted PPPC administration.
The return of the APNU+AFC coalition to office will ensure the continued rise of the quality of life for all the Guyanese people through the sustainable development in our homeland.