Our government was betrayed” – Guyana minister

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(GUYANA CHRONICLE) — Scores of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) group representatives fguyanarom the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) on Sunday matched the energies of their leaders by demonstrating an eagerness to defeat the opposition for the second time in the coming elections.

Yesterday afternoon at the Paradise Primary School, stalwarts both young and old met with Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams; Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr. Karen Cummings and Chairman of Region Four Genevieve Allen.

This represents the very first party meeting of the coalition since the outcome of the no-confidence motion on Friday.

Although saddened by the decision of one former member of the coalition in his vote for the no-confidence motion, the men and women were buoyant that the fall out of one member does not represent the views of the majority.

Addressing them with opening remarks, Minister Williams likened the recent unfolding in the country to similar occurrences in the Bible, as he encouraged supporters to remain confident.

“Our government did not fall or collapse, our government was betrayed! But Judas’ betrayal of Christ did not destroy Christ’s work; rather, it enforced his disciples and followers to continue his teaching, making Christianity one, if not the world’s biggest religion,” the minister said.

“The betrayal of our government cannot destroy the way we have transformed Guyana in these three short years, restoring the hope of the Guyanese people; the rule of law; cleaning our economy of bad money, corruption and uncontrollable crime. We the PNCR, APNU+AFC disciples and followers must also continue the good works to win the next election for all Guyanese!”

His words of fortitude were met with a consensus of applause from many who later stood up individually to encourage the same to supporters in their communities and elsewhere.


The legal affairs minister also assured party members that their leader, President David Granger, though seeking treatment for his illness is still at the helm of the country.

“The President has big plans and projections for this future with him being President of Guyana,” he assured.


For her part, Minister Cummings took the angle that although the opposition’s current efforts are aimed at destabilising the government, the coalition’s unwavering support may very well result in a larger victory than before.

“Though we cannot understand because our minds are finite, we give way to infinite wisdom above. So, it might be a blessing in disguise. For some who were complacent, maybe it’s a wake-up call. But aluta continua, the struggle continues!