By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – As the date for General and Regional elections approaches, youth candidates from Guyana’s main political parties – Clinton Urling and James Bond have called on their supporters to remain calm and allow good sense to prevail.
During their appearance on the radio programme ‘Hard Talk’, APNU+AFC Candidate, Bond and People’s Progressive Party Civic Candidate, Urling were both very vocal on the issue.
According to Bond, he condemns any action, politically or racially motivated that seeks to disrupt society.
“I will also call on our supporters to act with discipline. We have been a disciplined Party for a number of years under the leadership of Brigadier Arthur Granger and let us maintain our discipline.”
He called on supporters to ensure that there is a smooth transition into government after the elections.
Meanwhile, Urling point out instances where sentiments could become inflammatory.
He urged leaders of both Parties to talk to their supporters about “keeping it clean.”
Both the PPP/C and APNU+AFC have been called out on various statements made at their respective rallies over the past weeks, which could be deemed inflammatory.
United States and British diplomats along with the Private Sector have already urged politicians to “tone it down.”
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has written to the APNU+AFC coalition and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) over what it seems “escalating hostility” as Guyana prepares for National Elections on May 11.
Chairman of the Commission, Ramesh Persaud told a news conference on April 24 that both of the political parties should be held responsible for the growing hostility.