By Tracey-Khan Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Brigadier David Granger says that the results of the 2015 General and Regional Elections as announced by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are cause for much celebration but that celebration should be short lived since there is much work to be done.
The data, as released by GECOM, indicates that out of 410, 391 ballots cast, the PPP/C managed to acquire, 201,457 which is 5360 votes short of the figure acquired by the APNU+AFC which is 206,817.
“I am elated, I am happy for Guyana, we worked hard and we are convinced that now the evidence is clear that the majority of people are on our side, they understand our programme, they share our vision and I feel it’s the best thing for Guyana. We are a six Party coalition and we are the closet Guyana has ever gotten to a government of national unity and that makes me very happy,” said Granger.
Jubilation has filled the streets of Georgetown and other parts of the country following GECOM’s announcement. The headquarters of the APNU+AFC at Queenstown, Georgetown were filled with euphoric supporters who were in tears as they celebrated the coalition’s long awaited victory.
The supporters filled the streets at the headquarters as they listened and sung songs of unity and hugged each other. They believe the time has come for the racial divide to be bridged if Guyana is to truly move forward. The youths who supported the coalition told iNews that they are happy to see a change and intend to hold the new dispensation accountable.
Meanwhile, the older supporters noted that the work has now begun and a lot of repairs have to be done to reform this country and take it higher.
Meanwhile, one of the coalition’s Co-campaign Chairman, Joseph Harmon, arrived at the headquarters shortly after the news was announced and greeted the cheerful supporters.
He explained that, “it seems as if we have crossed a step in the life of this country that something different is happening, we felt spiritually motivated and the people pushed us to this point.”
The declaration of the results is expected to be made tomorrow.