Following the passage of the no-confidence motion last night in the National Assembly, President David Granger has said that his Government will abide by the stipulations which require General and Regional Elections in three months.

Granger said that there will be discussions with coalition partners, the Alliance For Change (AFC), and those who are part of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).

“We will do everything necessary to facilitate the smooth functioning of General and Regional Elections bearing in mind the need for normal governmental functions to continue uninterrupted,” President Granger said.

The President said, too, that he is anxious to engage Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on any concerns he may have while assuring the nation “that this is not a crisis which could dissolve into any type of confrontation.”

“Mr. Jagdeo contacted the Minister of State and a meeting will be arranged as early as possible so that his concerns can be addressed,” the Head of State added.

Moreover, the President said, “This is a constitutional process which can have favourable outcomes for the nation… There is no cause for alarm and there are no grounds for any form of disorder and we will continue to work to provide a good government and deliver public services to the people and to work even more closely with the opposition”.

President Granger disclosed too that he met with some ministers this morning, who will henceforth be engaging the AFC ministers.


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