The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is calling on the Government to declare March 18, 2016, the Local Government Elections Day, a public holiday.
In a press release issued moments ago, the PPP/C said that elections days have been invariably declared a national holiday in the past in order to facilitate electors across the political spectrum to vote.
“The PPP/C recalls that it was the APNU+AFC that was pushing aggressively for Local Government Elections claiming that people were anxious and excited about being empowered to direct their local officers. In addition, it is to be noted that thousands of electors reside out of their Constituencies and therefore a holiday would facilitate easy availability of time and space to exercise the franchise”, the party added.
In keeping with this tradition, the Party is hoping that the relevant authorities accede to the demand that March 18, 2016, be declared a national holiday.