The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) wants General and Regional Elections to be held as soon as possible. In fact, the party’s Executive Member, Dr. David Hinds categorically stated that elections are long overdue and suggested March 1, 2020 date.
Dr. Hinds made these and other comments at a press conference held yesterday at the WPA’s Queenstown office. The political activist bemoaned the fact that both sides of the political divide failed to find consensus on election related issues following the ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that the opposition’s No-Confidence Motion was valid.
That said, his Party’s other Executive Member, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley noted that the WPA welcomes the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) February 2020 deadline for the holding of credible elections.
The WPA Minister said that the party has taken note of the fact that the opposition has done everything within its power to frustrate GECOM’s right to speak to its preparedness for the elections. She further stated that a constitutional violation would have resulted had President, David Granger not consulted with GECOM on the said issue.
In light of this position, the WPA official said that the party rejects the conclusions recently made by the USA, Britain and the European Union that there has been disregard for the Constitution. She said it is obvious that the ABE has failed to consider the political realities of the country.
The official further stated that it is her party’s position that there is no constitutional crisis and that what exists is a political impasse which has been exacerbated by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).
“The WPA also respects the right of everyone to protest and the government has an exemplary role in not trampling o this right,” the WPA Minister concluded.