By Radha Motielall
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Incumbent President Donald Ramotar cast his ballot for his Party on Monday morning at the St. John’s College, Waterloo Street, Georgetown.
After doing his civic duty, Ramotar told the media that based on feedbacks he has been receiving thus far, voting across Guyana is progressing smoothly, save for one or two minor hiccups.
Asked about his expectations, Ramotar said he is “extremely confident we will win these elections”, adding that he is expecting about 40 seats this time around which is eight more than his party got in 2011.
Addressing the question about voter turnout, he said “for sure a high voter turnout is in my benefit and I think it’s good for the country too”, adding that it represents a greater participation in their democracy, on the part of the electorate.
To those who have not voted as yet, the PPP/C Presidential Candidate said “I know it’s a right for them to decide what they want to do, but in my view it’s a duty to have a concern about the direction your country is going to…so I would encourage everyone to vote.”
And addressing the biggest concern at this time, which is acceptance of the results, whatever they may be, Ramotar said “once the elections are free and fair, I think the loser should accept, whoever the loser would be, which I am sure wouldn’t be me.”
The President was accompanied by his wife, Deolatchmie Ramotar and his three children, all of whom voted at the same polling station.