Talks with Shuman party have not moved forward, says Granger


“Preliminary exploratory” talks with Lenox Shuman, the Presidential Candidate for the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) and the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) seems to be at a standstill.

Leader of the six-party APNU and President of Guyana David Granger told reporters Wednesday that the talks have not moved forward since October.

“We’re not asking them to lose their identity or lose their constituency…in principle, APNU has no objections to continuing talks with the Liberty and Justice Party but the talks have not moved forward,” the President said at the sidelines of an event at the Ministry of the Presidency.

He explained that the APNU is a party that is committed to the “Big Benab.”

“We’re not in the business of sharing out goodies, we’re in the business of shared principles, of working towards a common good and if any party is prepared to accept the overall objectives of the Partnership, they would be welcomed to come in but at this point in time, it’s not a question of running for elections, it’s question of developing Guyana and ensure the people of Guyana have the type of Government which is inclusionary which is inclusive and this is what we have achieved under the existing partnership.”

On October 16, the President had confirmed that he had “preliminary exploratory” talks with the LJP to join the APNU but there was no final agreement.

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