[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says that the hopes of Presidential Candidate of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Moses Nagamottoo to garner support for his Party from East Berbice communities seem to be dwindling as most residents from Whim and Port Mourant boycotted two rallies by the Party.
The PPP in a statement noted that this is a clear indication that those who voted for the Party has lost confidence in them and are therefore returning to the PPP/C.
The ruling Party is of the view that the turnout at both rallies which were held at the weekend was less than favorable.
However, AFC members had told iNews earlier in the week that the rally at Whim, Corentyne Region 6 saw an “excellent turn out” despite inclement weather and frequent power outages.
At least two AFC members took to their Facebook pages; complaining that the power outages were most likely deliberate.
According to the Party’s Chairman Nigel Hughes, the power outages came just as the main speakers were about to address the rally and electricity was returned after they were completed.
Nonetheless, Hughes says “it was an excellent meeting, a new day beckons.”
Executive Member and AFC Parliamentarian, Moses Nagamootoo reported in the AFC Facebook group that the gathering at Whim was one of the biggest he has seen outside of an elections season.
Meanwhile, the PPP in its statement noted that after being ‘booed’ out of a meeting recently in the Mining Town of Linden, “Opposition Leader David Granger in attempt to salvage what he thinks is left in that community dispatched a new team. However, that team too was not able to accomplish much as Granger is trying desperately to regain lost ground, a little too late.”