Minister Harmon backs President Granger for second term

─ Revision of Cummingsburg Accord on the cards

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Minister of State Joseph Harmon has reaffirmed his support for President David Granger as Leader of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, for a second term, should there be an election this year.

This is what we have said and personally, I have actually pledged my support to the President as the candidate” Minister Harmon stated.

He was at the time responding to questions posed by members of the media. The Minister said that over the last week, President Granger has been receiving unquestionable public support from the various parties that comprise the APNU [A Partnership for National Unity].

“You will see all of the parties that constitute the APNU, actually came out in support of the President. My understanding is the Alliance for Change will have their National Executive Committee Conference this weekend and after that conference I am sure they will probably make a statement,” he stated.

Minister Harmon also publicly endorsed the President in a letter published today in the Stabroek News newspaper. In that dispatch, he highlighted that over the last three and a half years, President Granger has proven to have great vision and a “right-thinking mind.”

“Guyanese, we need a good captain who can steer the ship Guyana without malfeasances and corruption so all of us can be beneficiaries of good governance and a developed country,” the letter stated.

As to whether the Cummingsburg Accord between the APNU and the AFC (Alliance for Change) which was signed on Valentine’s Day, Feb 14, 2015 would be revised, Minister Harmon said it is on the cards since there are some issues in the Accord which collide with constitutional provisions.

Isaiah Braithwaite.

Image: Keno George.