For a number of years, Political and Social Activist, Mark Benschop, led the calls for the return of Local Government Elections. He wants to be Mayor of Georgetown and has been very vocal about that ambition.
With local government elections day finally here, Mr. Benschop and his Team Benschop which is contesting all of the constituencies in Georgetown, is confident of doing exceptionally well at the polls.
Outside of the major parties, Team Benschop has been the most visible on the campaign trail and spent the past few months moving in to various communities with its message of “we win, you win”.
“I am excited that after pushing for this for over 15 years, we finally have local government elections, and I am all excited and excited about victory, confident of victory and confident of a majority”, Benschop declared after casting his vote in the South Ruimveldt area.
He said he predicts that Team Benschop will move in to the Georgetown City Council with a landslide victory.
Mr. Benschop also issued a call for persons to head to the polls and exercise their democratic right, adding that a whether the turnout is large or low, Team Benschop remains confident of victory.
“The next time around, I hope that those who are part of this process will get it right and we will have a large voter turn out. But for now, we accept it and we accept the victory that we are looking for”, Benschop said.