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THE Alliance For Change (AFC) party has pledged that it will not contribute to the emergence of a constitutional crisis in this country.

The pledge is contained in a press release that calls on all political parties to commit themselves to peace and stability at all levels of the society.

“The AFC has resolved that it will not in any way, contribute to the realisation of a constitutional crisis, or the destabilisation of the state of Guyana and intends to hold all stakeholders to a rigid standard of constitutionality,” the release said.

It contended, though, that Guyana is heading into a state of unorthodoxy, both in relation to general and regional elections, because of their delay and the non-parliamentary scrutiny of the executive branch of government in the months ahead, as well.

“These national circumstances thus require a commitment by all parties to ensure peace and stability at all levels in society. There were indeed necessitous circumstances, which dictated the need for passage of the constitutional amendment to elongate the period required for elections to be held,” AFC agreed.

The party, however, observed that this does not absolve the stakeholders, especially the primary ones, from ensuring a continuing dialogue and an engagement at the highest levels to decrease tensions, increase confidence and ensure a climate free of fear in this period leading to general and regional elections.

“The Alliance For Change regards it as an extremely sad day when Parliament and its major constituents, namely the PPP/C and PNCR, could not, with over-riding magnanimity, work out consensually, mutually acceptable positions on the governance of Guyana in this potentially turbulent time,” the release stated.

Guyana Chronicle