A no-confidence motion against the Government of Guyana now seems imminent as the Alliance for Change (AFC) says it has been receiving a huge amount of positive feedback from stakeholders on such a move.
Last evening, party leader Khemraj Ramjattan said that they party has been mulling the idea while having engagements with various section of society to ascertain support for it. These engagements, he says, have been largely positive.
Ramjattan stated that while the next sitting of the National Assembly, slated for July 10th, is too soon it is quite possible that the motion will be moved at the next sitting, or the one following.
In the meantime, Ramjattan explained, the AFC will continue to meet with stakeholders and look into other important matters such as readying itself for a national elections. He said that the AFC will, at the soonest convenience, meet with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to discuss whether it would lend its support to the undertaking.
Yesterday, APNU Chief Whip Amna Ally told reporters that the coalition must first discuss the matter at its Shadow Cabinet meeting before a position is taken. APNU will have the next such meeting next Tuesday, after which the AFC will be able to ascertain the main opposition’s standing.
Talk of the possibility of a vote of no-confidence being moved against the Ramotar administration flared up after AFC Vice-Chairman Moses Nagamootoo posted the idea on his Facebook page as a rhetorical question following last Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly. On Monday, he confirmed to Stabroek News that the party is seriously contemplating a no-confidence motion against government.
Meanwhile, President Donald Ramotar has dared the opposition parties to move a no-confidence motion against his government. “We do not take threats. If the opposition wants to pass a no-confidence bill, let them pass it and we will be ready to deal with the consequences of that,” Ramotar said while delivering remarks at the Private Sector Commission’s Annual General Meeting at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown on Wednesday.