By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) is preparing its supporters not to accept the results of the May 11 polls should the coalition lose in its bid to be elected to office.
Rohee made the point while speaking at PPP’s news conference on Tuesday April 07, as he condemned recent “disrespectful” statements from the Leader of the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) Dr Rupert Roopnaraine at the APNU/AFC Anna Regina Rally on Saturday.
The WPA Leader had told the thousands of supporters gathered at Damon Square that “we have to recognise that after the people vote we have to protect the vote because we are dealing with a desperate band. All things are possible so when we cast that ballot on May 11 let us ensure that we make arrangements to secure every single ballot station and every single ballot box in the land because the revolution must succeed.”
Rohee said that Roopnaraine should jolt his memory to the fact that it was the PPP that fought for a return to democracy during the Burham era.
“Mr Roopnaraine should be reminded that it was the PPP who fought for free and fair elections and a return to democracy…the very democracy that affords him the luxury of making such ludicrous statements with luxury,” the General Secretary said.
He said that both the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) should take note of the statements made by Roopnaraine since they amount to “incitement.”
“Not only is his statement scandalous but rife with incitement and provocation…instead of accusing the PPP of rigging he should first explain the sordid event that took place in South Georgetown in 2011,” Rohee lamented.
According to him, from all indications the APNU/AFC is preparing its supporters not to accept the results of the May 11 polls.
He said “the opposition appears to be preparing their supporters not accept the May 11 results after they would have been defeated.”
Rohee maintained that the PPP has never and will never be involved in election rigging.