According to a PPP release “this makes the PPP not only the oldest but also the largest and most respected political party in the country.”
The PPP says it is proud of the role it has played “in the granting of internal self-government and subsequently in the struggle for political independence to the then colony of British Guyana after over 150 years of British colonial rule. The records will show that it was the PPP that led the struggle for universal adult suffrage and other constitutional advances including the current ministerial system of government.”
Regrettably, the Party says it “suffered a major blow in 1955 when Forbes Burnham and a group of opportunists broke away and formed their own Party but the Party displayed remarkable resilience to emerge even stronger winning all subsequent elections until it was engineered out of office through the intrigues and machinations of vested interests in the 1964 elections.”
the release added “the PPP is on record as the only political party in Guyana that has never lost a free and fair elections in Guyana. It has was kept out of office for close to three decades through a combination of force and fraud unleashed by the PNC regime but like a phoenix it once again re-emerged from the ashes to win a resounding victory in the elections of October 1992 which brought an end to twenty-eight years of authoritarian rule.
Today, the PPP is again in the driver’s seat leading the struggle for a democratic, free and prosperous Guyana. As in the past, dark forces are again ganging up to destabilize the PPP and the PPP/C government and to thwart the country’s forward march.”
The PPP says it is “confident that like in the past these forces will be defeated and the Party will again emerge stronger and victorious.” The PPP says too that it “pledges to continue to work hard to create a just and prosperous Guyana where every Guyanese, regardless of race, religion or creed would be provided with the opportunity to realize their full potential and benefit from the economic and social gains that the country.”