PPP declares its “well oiled” for elections

PPP declares its “well oiled” for elections

The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday evening declared that it is “ready and steady” for the 2015 General and Regional Elections.

The party expressed its confidence in regaining the majority in the National Assembly which it lost following the 2011 elections. Though it lost the majority in parliament, the party was able to hold on to the Presidency by gaining the single highest number of votes. The combined opposition parties were able to gain the majority.

 In its statement, the PPP said its “machinery is well oiled and its members, supporters and well-wishers are in the mood.” According to the party, its members and supporters are about to be afflicted by “elections fever” now that May 11th has been announced as “E” Day.

 The Party said it will be going into the upcoming polls with “a spirit of optimism and confidence.”

“The PPP will exert every effort to continue the long-standing Party tradition of achieving victory at the Polls”, the party noted.

PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee on Monday told reporters that the PPP was very prepared for the elections. On Monday also, party executives met with officials of the Guyana Elections Commission to raise a number of issues in the run up to elections.

 Rohee said the party has already started its campaign by meeting with members and supporters from across the country. He said many of the party’s supporters are concerned about infrastructural development.

The Opposition parties have accused the PPP of running a corrupt government over the past years. Rohee said persons making claims of corruption ought to provide evidence. He said his party’s supporters are more concerned about roads and schools than issues of corruption.

The PPP first gained power in 1992 under its late founder, Dr. Cheddi Jagan.

Filed: 20th January, 2015

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