STATEMENT BY THE AFRICAN CULTURAL & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (ACDA):
ACDA IS NOT DETERRED BY THREATS OF SANCTIONS- COMMITTED TO A RESOLUTION OF ELECTION CRISIS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
(a) Respect for citizens’ rights to seek redress in the courts of law on any related electoral issue;
(b) A verified recount of all electoral districts as legally permitted under the Constitution, under the supervision of CARICOM in chronological order from one to ten, ACDA expects the African community and our political leadership to accept the results of a recount and will call on them to do so if necessary;
(c) In keeping with our stated historical position since 1998, we reiterate our demand that whichever party wins that it forms a government of national unity for an agreed period with a clear mandate to complete constitutional reform for shared governance with a view to enabling the country to achieve social cohesion and ending the “winner take all” governance system.
(d) ACDA is of the view that no one should be elated about sanctions or the threat of sanctions being imposed on Guyana since all investments in Guyana will be at risk and those with the greatest amounts of investment are likely to lose the most.
ACDA reiterates its call for all Guyanese to remain calm and not allow political leaders, activists or detractors to divert our attention from maintaining a unified stance against disruptive behavior in the common interest of all Guyanese.
ACDA STEERING COMMITTEE
9 Thomas Road, Thomas Lands