When one takes into account the unbelievable manner with which the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) have resorted to acts of insults and misrepresentation of the facts during the 2020 elections, it is safe to say that it has wasted the respect of not just the regional but also the international community. This is according to Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders.
In his most recent writings, the respected diplomat said it is truly unfortunate, the stance the two major parties in the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) have chosen to take. He was also critical of the APNU’s other partner, the Alliance For Change (AFC).
Sir Ronald said, “…The party, or at least its two main components, the Peoples National Congress and the Working People’s Alliance, have legitimate places in the political life of Guyana. These are places that should be preserved, because every country needs political parties that offer ideas for good governance and hold themselves ready to form a government at the will of the people as expressed at the ballot box.”
He added, “These parties also need the recognition of the Caribbean and international community that they are democratic entities, prepared to advance their ideas vigorously and ready to accept the judgment of the electorates.”
With the foregoing in mind, the official said that the WPA and the PNC have no doubt squandered the respect and the encouragement of the regional and international community when they resort to slurs and calumny against Heads of Government such as Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley as part of their defence for refusing to accept a transparent and fully supervised recount that does not suit them.