Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira has joined with other party leaders to express her confidence in the Party’s new presidential candidate, former Housing and Water Minister and the Opposition Chief Economic spokesperson Irfaan Ali.
Texieira was at the time speaking at a public meeting at Leonora, West Coast Demerara, which is the hometown of the presidential candidate, on Sunday. She expressed her belief that as the presidential candidate, Ali will be capable of delivering a victory at the polls.
“I have seen him as a young comrade coming into this party. When you look at the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Granger group, they are all in their 80’s. We want the young people. We encourage them, we push them. I know this young man, I know he is going to deliver as President,” Teixeira said to cheers from PPP/C supporters.
The party stalwart also urged supporters not to believe everything negative that is being peddled and encouraged them to rally around Ali, so that he is elected the next President.
“Don’t let people get between us. We are going to win with Irfaan Ali. We can do it and we will do it,” she added.
Texieira was one of the members of the PPP who contested the post but at the last minute, pulled out. The battle was left between Ali and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall.
Ali won the election by way of secret ballot in a large majority of 24 votes.
Ali has already made a commitment of working hard to improve the lives of all Guyanese. He promised to address corruption, create jobs especially for young people, expanding housing, grow the economy, improve the country’s infrastructure and look after vulnerable groups.
“We did this before oil and gas and we will do it even better on a much larger scale with oil and gas. These are the types of plans and programmes that will break us through into the future and create a wave of economic wealth and well-being for our people,” he said on Sunday.”