[www.inewsguyana.com] – Shadow Local Government Minister Ronald Bulkan, in a statement of confidence in his Party’s victory at the next general elections, says the tide has turned against the ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) as he declared them defeated.
The member of the Parliamentary Coalition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) – deemed the PPP’s consistent criticism of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) as frivolous; adding that the PPP is “crying like a cornered rat.”
Bulkan was speaking as a member of a panel at the APNU’s weekly press conference this morning (Friday September 5).
He told reporters that an end for the incumbent, which held office for the last 21 years, is imminent.
“Their support base has deserted them, they have never been afraid of elections but now we are seeing a different mindset and attitude,” he pointed out in support of positions held by the other panelist: APNU’s Chief Whip/ Scrutineer Amna Ally and Shadow Security Minister and Local Government Campaign Director Winston Felix.
Ally, who read the statement, said that there are several persons to whom the PPP/C has objected to as being dead that are alive and well. She is of the opinion that the PPP/C is seeking to have their [APNU] supporters removed from the list; pointing out that most of the objections are in divisions that are traditional PNC strongholds.
“Clearly, we believe that Mr. Clement Rohee [PPP General Secretary] and his party are fearful of facing the upcoming polls. Hence, his intentions are clear: to blame GECOM, to employ delaying tactics for the holding of elections, to prepare the wicket to cry foul when they lose the elections” she added.
She said the APNU wants a clean and transparent list of electors; adding that the Party does not subscribe to the disenfranchisement of any elector.
Meanwhile, Felix was forceful in making the point that the support base of the PPP and its popularity have declined.
He said no list will ever be perfect; adding that the APNU will not object to the list unless such protests are substantial and can be supported by evidence.
He slammed the PPP/C’s complaint that 18 persons were found at one address and that persons could not be found as being laughable.
“I can easily find a place where 18 and more people lives… at Cotton Tree there are 238 persons living at one address,” he added.
Felix said GECOM is not as malleable as it used to be and should be allowed to do its job.