President David Granger seems set on breaking with tradition and keeping the population in the dark by not naming his prime ministerial candidate for the March 2 regional and general elections in Guyana.
Granger told reporters on Wednesday that he would name the person to the post after his coalition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), wins the general election.
“I will nominate all Ministers, including the Prime Minister after elections.”— Granger
“I know what I am going to do, and I reserve the right to choose and to nominate a Prime Minister. I will nominate all Ministers, including the Prime Minister after elections,” he said.
Last week, the main opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C0 named retired Brigadier Mark A. Phillips as its prime ministerial candidate. And while the Guyana Constitution does not provide for the naming of a prime ministerial candidate ahead of elections, it has been a tradition of the election process in the country for the past two decades.
Nomination Day for the March 2 election is Friday.