APNU says members committed to contesting local gov’t polls together

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) which was established six and a half years ago, says its constituents are committed to contesting this year’s local government elections as a united body.

In a statement on Monday, APNU said that at meetings of the Executive Council of the coalition held in September 2017 and January 2018, all five parties that make up the Partnership, the Guyana Action Party; the Justice for All Party; the National Front Alliance; the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR); and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) reaffirmed their commitment to competing in the forthcoming local government elections as a united team.

APNU, which governs in a coalition with the Alliance For Change (AFC), said it protested and struggled for the return of  local government elections to enable people in their communities to democratically elect their representatives.

APNU said it believes that its partners are ‘better together’ than apart and is committed to cooperating for the common good.

The release said that APNU partners have already started to plan collectively for the local government elections campaign.

The APNU statement came on the same day that the AFC raised questions about whether it might seek to contest the local government elections on its own.

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