Minutes after the Guyana Elections Commission released final preliminary results for Monday’s elections which puts the Opposition Coalition ahead of the ruling party by just over 5000 votes, APNU+AFC Presidential Candidate David Granger has called on his supporters to “let the celebration be sober and short.”
During a visit the Brigadier’s home, he acknowledged the work ahead as the APNU+AFC national unity government seeks to deliver on its promises to fight corruption, crime and poverty.
“We have a lot of work to do so let the celebration be sober and short and get back to work and school and deal,” Granger said.
He said too that he was elated and happy for Guyana. “We worked hard and we are convinced now that the evidence is clear that the majority of the people have spoken.”
These expressions and the release of the results come even as the ruling party continues to challenge the figures with claims of irregularities. But Granger is not being sidetracked by these claims and maintains his confidence in a majority win.
The APNU+AFC is set to secure 33 seats in the National Assembly with a vote count totaling 206,817 over the PPPC’s 201,457 .
“We understand our mission to share our vision,” Granger added as he maintained the six party coalition which he heads was best for Guyana. Granger is very confident that Guyana will not remain the same and children and grandchildren will have a better country as he promised better accountability and transparency.
“I was concerned about the length of time it took to release the results,” Granger added as he called on GECOM of correct its tardiness in this regard. The President elect has promised inclusion to form the best unity government that will continue to seek critical advice from the opposition.
Celebrations have already started at the APNU+AFC Campaign Headquarters, Georgetown as GECOM is yet to declare the final results which should be done by tomorrow.