See full statement from APNU+AFC below:
The APNU+AFC Coalition extends warm wishes for Christmas 2020 to you and your family. We trust that you are observing the COVID-19 measures and are keeping safe. Your life and health and that of every member of your family are paramount and we urge you to take all precautions to remain safe this season.
As a country, 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. However, we are grateful to the Almighty for bringing us through this far.
We extend best wishes to you and your family for the year ahead, even as we project that it will be another challenging year for us as Guyanese.
In this season which should be festive, many cannot afford to celebrate. As you and your family come together for this very special occasion, we kindly ask that you spare a thought for the over 1000 Guyanese citizens who have been fired from their jobs in the public service. Many of them are well qualified public servants without political affiliation. While others were public servants who were fired because the PPP regime perceived them to be supporters of the APNU+AFC. Please keep in your prayers all those affected by this inhumane and callous act, including their families who are also affected.
Many of them are single mothers who are the sole breadwinners of their households. At a time when they should be in a joyful mood, sadly they and their families are suffering instead. Many will have little or nothing to eat and there is not much for them to celebrate this Christmas. Their children have been deeply affected. Many of them will go without the usual festive foods, gifts and toys this year.
This is a bleak and unhappy time for so many of our Guyanese brothers and sisters. If you can help make Christmas a little brighter for anyone this year, we implore you to do so.
Even though we are aware that the regime has made it difficult, if not impossible, for our people to celebrate, we urge you to pray for a better and resurgent 2021 for Guyana and for all our brothers and sisters who are experiencing a most difficult time at the moment.
Let us continue to work for change and a better Guyana!