By Radha Motielall
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Several young new candidates who have recently joined the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) hosted a media conference on Friday, April 10, 2015, to share their reasons for joining the party.
In doing so, they highlighted their beliefs that the ruling party has a progressive plan for Guyana, which takes into consideration every single Guyanese.
They of course expressed the view that the PPP has the best plan when it comes to the youths, stressing that already, the youths of Guyana are at the receiving end of numerous opportunities.
Asked why then are so many young Guyanese claiming “lack of opportunities” and wasting away their precious youths? Olive Gopaul who chaired the media conference replied that exploiting available opportunities are up to the youths themselves.
She explained that while the opportunities are abundantly available, the youths need guidance from their homes, schools and communities that will shape their minds to go out there, grasp those opportunities and make full use of them.
Meanwhile, a heavy focus of the media engagement was on the “attacks” being hurled, especially on social sites, against those who have come publicly in support of the PPP.
And here the case of Clinton Urling was trumped up.
Former PNC/R Member, Peter Ramsaroop in defending the “attacks”, particularly the ones on Urling said “it is an insult to young entrepreneurs”, when you are going to tell a young successful Urling that he is not qualified to make decisions for this country and its youths.
The young PPP candidates also reminded that it is their democratic right to support a political party of their choice, and urged their opponents not to judge them just because they find themselves on opposite sides.