Chairman of the A New and United Guyana (ANUG), Timothy Jonas, said Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton has his sympathy because he inherited a party in “tatters.”
Jonas believes Norton now has the difficult task of putting the party back on track, which he said has resulted in the Opposition Leader’s actions.
“What Norton has inherited is something he is going to have to fix together like a jigsaw puzzle, but I believe, and I suspect he knows as well, that given the polarisation that has taken place because of what happen in 2020, APNU more than likely faces another 28 years in the wilderness,” Jonas said.
After losing the 2020 General and Regional Elections, the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU + AFC) has been in shambles.
In fact, after its elections defeat, the party was slapped with several resignations, and more recently, the AFC announced that the party would be parting ways with the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) upon the expiry of the Cummingsburg Accord at the end of the year.
To this end, the ANUG Chair posited that the APNU +AFC pose a risk of losing supporters if they admit that the Government is legitimate since they have created a scenario that the ruling party is illegitimate.
“Norton has inherited a situation where he know that demographically in Guyana, he is not going to win a fair election if he follows the normal core, and more so, he is not win it because his predecessors in the party managed to polarise the population in a way that they have not been polarise since the 1980s,” he added while speaking on the Gildarie-Freddie Kissoon show.
Jonas said he believes the party will have to move forward in the same position as it is now since they might not be able to win an election based on their actions surrounding the 2020 elections.
However, he maintains that both the Opposition and the Government should demonstrate a bit more maturity when it comes to engagements since the end goal is to ensure prosperity for all Guyanese.