Opposition in agreement, Coalition Gov’t legitimately remains in office
─ Opposition 100% in agreement
─ Opposition’s job is not to stymie functions of the Coalition Govt
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, January 10, 2019
Following the meeting with President David Granger on Thursday, Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo has changed his rhetoric of the Coalition Government being illegal and need to resign.
During a press conference which was held after the meeting, Leader of the Opposition, Bharat Jagdeo conceded that the APNU+AFC government is legitimate and will remain in office until such time as a ruling is made by the court or elections are held.
“The president made it clear that you cannot have a country without a government and we agree with this 100 per cent,” Jadgeo said.
He further stated that it was made clear that the opposition’s job “is not to stymie the functioning of the government,” adding that “where public order is concerned and public services etc., those have to continue.”
He emphasized that it is not the view of the Opposition that there should have a country without a government and the Constitution does not allow for a ‘caretaker’ government.
“We do not want to have a country without a government and that is not contemplated for by our Constitution.”
The bilateral meeting between the national leaders was dubbed a landmark development with both sides agreeing to cooperate in the national interest.
Image: Adrian Persaud.