CHAIRMAN of the Alliance For Change (AFC) Khemraj Ramjattan has said that he is more than willing to accept the nomination to run alongside President David Granger as prime ministerial candidate for the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition.
“I would certainly accept a nomination,” Ramjattan told reporters, while attending the consecration ceremony for the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Region Three Congress House at Vreed-en-Hoop on Sunday.
Ramjattan, who is the country’s Public Security Minister, declined, however, to indicate if he would endorse Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo for a second term in office. According to him, it was not the time and place for such a decision.
The prime ministerial candidacy was discussed at the AFC’s National Executive Committee conference held recently, but Ramjattan said the party had not settled the matter.
A statement issued after the meeting said that the AFC had endorsed a David Granger- Moses Nagamootoo ticket for the next elections, constitutionally due next year; but according to Ramjattan, that was simply the opinion of party leader Raphael Trotman.
“Obviously, what Raphael [Trotman] has indicated, is that, that is his personal opinion and you got a lot of personal opinions in a liberal democratic party,” Minister Ramjattan said.
In the statement issued by AFC, it said that “the leader also reaffirmed his confidence in the David Granger/Moses Nagamootoo leadership to guide the coalition government in the period ahead.”
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