By Radha Motielall
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party/Civic is cautioning the opposition coalition against what they believe can become “serious trouble in Guyana”.
Speaking at the Party’s weekly media briefing on Monday, May 04, General Secretary Clement Rohee pointed to the recent Facebook posts on the military vote by APNU+AFC Candidate, James Bond and stated that no excuse from the Opposition such as “exuberant supporters or loose cannons” can explain or justify such behaviour.
Bond took to his Facebook Page hours after voting had started for the disciplined forces on Saturday, May 02 and said, “From initial reports 98% of the ballots cast by the Disciplined Forces have been for APNU+AFC. Imagine the ranks are openly stating they have voted for the coalition.”
Bond had defended his posts by nothing that he conducted an exit poll.
In response to this, Rohee said “if all of us are to do exit poll and put it up on the internet or wherever you want to put it …. is share confusion and I don’t think it would end so easily, because there is bound to be trouble in the streets of Georgetown”.
The question, he added, will be whose results are true, given that they will most likely have differing figures.
As such he said if “we don’t want confusion in this country, we better control ourselves”, adding that the excuse of a group of exuberant supporters will not suffice as this has nothing to do with exuberance.
Rohee said the PPP is a mass political party and it has sent out instructions to all of its polling agents to adhere to the rules of the Guyana Elections Commission.
The PPP, Rohee said wants Bond to be charged for his “misdemeanor”.
He said “I believe that Mr. James Bond has committed a serious misdemeanor and must therefore face the legal and criminal consequences of this dastardly act, which he has committed.”
But when pressed by the media to state definitively what misdemeanor or charge should be instituted against Bond, Rohee replied that he would not wish to pronounce on that, adding that it is for GECOM and its legal team to cogitate on.