[www.inewsguyana.com] – The minority Parliamentary Opposition Party – the Alliance for Change (AFC) – this weekend held a rally at Whim, Corentyne Region 6 and says the turnout was excellent despite inclement weather and frequent power outages.
At least two AFC members have taken 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.”
Meanwhile, 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.
In attendance were persons from nearby Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester villages which made the crowd multiple-ethnicity. Nagamootoo extended a special thanks to all who attended.
“The crowd stayed even after a well-timed blackout that started as soon as Party Leader Khemraj Ramjattan started to speak and came on just after the meeting concluded,” he said.
However, AFC says it anticipated the blackout and quickly started up a standby generator.
“Even the rains and Chikungunya mosquitoes did not stop what has become a positive feat of AFC’s strength and influence in Berbice,” Nagamootoo boasted.
The crowd waved AFC flags and a few carried placards calling for the incumbent to resign and loud cheers greeted Nagamootoo’s call for the “Jagdeo-Ramotar pharaoh, to let our people go!”
The AFC Whim Rally saw presentations from Cathy Hughes, Khemraj Ramjattan and Moses Nagamootoo.
AFC plans to return to Berbice for daytime sessions with rice farmers and sugar workers to address their concerns.