People regret not voting for PPP; talks begin on electing Presidential Candidate – Rohee



By Fareeza Haniff

General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee [right] and PPP member, Zulficar Mustapha. [iNews' Photo]
General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee [right] and PPP member, Zulficar Mustapha. [iNews’ Photo]
[] – Discussions have commenced at the level of the Central Executive Committee of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) as it relates to choosing a Presidential Candidate for the Party.

General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee told a news conference today, Monday, November 24 that specific names were not discussed but the only candidate at this time is current President, Donald Ramotar.

Ramotar has already expressed confidence that he will be the next Candidate to lead the Party, which hopes to regain its majority in Parliament. The combined Opposition gained control of the 65 seat National Assembly for the first time at the November 2011 General and Regional Elections, making the PPP a minority government.

In this regard, the General Secretary noted that he visited a number of areas within the last few months where he said a number of Guyanese people exude a “high degree of confidence and optimism that we need to get over this parliamentary impasse and their view with respect to the way forward…is to go straight to elections.”

According to Rohee, the people regret not voting for the PPP at the last general and regional elections.

“They go even further to say that in their view that the PPP could not only be reelected to office but they are prepared to work hard in order for the Party to regain its majority in the national assembly.

Flashback: PPP members at a conference in 2011, prior to the elections. [Guyana Times Photo]
Flashback: PPP members at a conference in 2011, prior to the elections. [Guyana Times Photo]
“When you go into certain areas where we lost some votes and you speak to the people who had migrated over to the AFC, those people regret every moment they did what they did and have reassured us that this time around they will vote for the PPP, because the AFC hasn’t brought them anything; they had promised sugar workers 20 percent increase, nothing of that sort has happened,” Rohee told Reporters.

According to Rohee, the people will not continue to place their hopes in the AFC.

“So as far as they are concerned, their best bet is to vote for the PPP… We don’t believe in punishment politics; when we do a project it doesn’t stop…People have seen the light. I can see clearly now…things are improving for us,” Rohee said.


  1. Sorry to contradict here lol but the AFC indeed are stealing too…last elections reports were made that Ramjattan has a cousin running the region 6 half, has stolen a large sum of money and you best believe this he is running our half again..why would you put a thief to thief…lol we need new parties trust me

  2. Of that few which you Rohee Goat man, think you have won back did you talk to the thousands who will now never vote for the PPP/C after being appraised of your thieving and corrupt ways. Go AFC you are up now. win the votes from the PPP/C and show us that you can do what you said you will do. Now is the time. You are the only party that can damage the PPP/C party. AFC you are up!!!

  3. Don’t fool your self PPP/C your are the only people who actually believe what you are saying. if you are so sure then put your money where you mouth is, call elections at the end of the year and prove it. 14th Day of one party dictatorship rule of Guyana by the PPP/C government.

  4. Thank the pee pee pee for the free lapee top, you confused again ,,,you gon cut and run from the cup just like all the smart fed up coliee,, is only time when you will bad talk the ppp just like the other crabs,,,black boy gray,,

  5. Once Ramotar admitted to having conversations with the wife of media mogul GlenLall then he is not fit to be president.
    Does anyone think that Glen Lall does not know about those chit chats with his wife?
    If re-elected then Ramotar will have to dance to Glen Lall drum beat since it would appear that Glen Lall have them all on tape recording.


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