[www.inewsguyana.com] – Social Change Organisation – Blue Caps – is warning politicians to avoid negative and destructive tactics during their campaigns now that May 11 has been confirmed as Election Day.
Blue Caps, in a media release, says it is eager to have the elected representatives back in Parliament attending to the business of the people, but noted that political leaders should always put the business of the people before personal agendas and ambitions.
“At this time we encourage all political parties to focus their campaign efforts on matters of importance to the people and, at all costs, avoid negative and destructive tactics such as fear mongering and race baiting,” the Organisation stated.
According to Blue Caps, while the changing of the date for CXC and CAPE exams are welcomed, they believe the unnecessary costs associated “could have and should have been avoided.”
“Consultations between the running party and the opposition parties should be more frequent to avoid similar situations in the future.”
Meanwhile, the Organisation which is headed by Clinton Urling, reiterated its position that Local Government Elections is the fastest way to see almost immediate change at the community level.
“We strongly urge the party/parties that constitute the next government to place great emphasis on ensuring Local Government Elections are held shortly thereafter.”
The Organisation is also encouraging all eligible voters to ensure their names are on the voters list and to exercise their democratic right to vote on the assigned date.
“We urge citizens to ensure peace and stability continues during the elections period. Our fore parents took up arms to secure our right to vote, it should not be treated lightly.”