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Former government ministers, Jaipaul Sharma and Tabitha Sarabo-Halley have both formed new political parties.
They both joined the A Partnership for National Unity coalition. Sharma previously was a member of the a Justice For All Party, while Sarabo-Halley was a member of the Working Peoples Alliance. Both of these parties were members of the APNU coalition.
In a statement Saturday the Executive Council of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) said it accepted on Friday applications from the two new political parties to join the ten-year-old Partnership.
The new parties – Equal Rights and Justice Party (ERJP) and Guyana Nation Builders Movement (GNBM) – are led by former ministers in the APNU+AFC coalition administration, Mr. Jaipaul Sharma and Mrs. Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, respectively.
“APNU, next month, will observe the tenth anniversary of its establishment in July 2011. The Partnership participated on its own in the General and Regional Elections in 2011 and in a coalition with the Alliance For Change (AFC) in 2015 and 2020. The APNU+AFC Coalition formed the Government from 2015 to 2020.
The Justice For All Party (JFAP) and Working People’s Alliance withdrew from APNU after GRE 2020. The new parties join with the Guyana Action Party (GAP), National Front Alliance (NFA) and People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR).
Representatives of all five partners attended Friday’s Executive Council meeting.