by Zena Henry
President intends to make formal invitation for PPP to join the Coalition
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will be left with the option of joining the unity movement as President David Granger is preparing to make a formal offer to the ousted party.
Following the swearing-in of a number of ministers to function under the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) government at the Ministry of the Presidency formally Office of the President (OP), President Granger made it clear that he has every intention to make a formal invitation to the PPP which loss to the Coalition days ago at the General and Regional Elections 2015.
While he noted that he would be speaking with his colleagues in the Coalition about the PPP coming onboard, he suggested that by this weekend, the former Administration should be hearing from him on the matter of unification.
Even before his swearing-in as President of the country, Granger has extended the invitation for the PPP to join the Coalition to create a political atmosphere of inclusionary governance and national unity. However, the PPP dubbed the president’s verbal invitation as “deceptive” since according to them, they “received no formal or informal invitation from the APNU/AFC on the issue” of a national unity movement.
President Granger on May 20, told reporters that, he has not formally invited the opposition to join them, but stated that he made a declaration at the time of the swearing-in.
“I intend to do that,” Granger stated when responding to the accusations of not being genuine in his offer to the PPP.
The PPP claimed that Granger was only engaging in political gimmicks when he made the announcement.
The new APNU+AFC government based their political campaign on the unification of all the races and securing a bright future for Guyana under an Administration of national unity.