AT what was undoubtedly the biggest rally held by the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition last evening at Square of the Revolution, Presidential Candidate Brigadier (ret’d) David Granger told the gathering that, “it is time to take Guyana back” as the electorate faces the polls tomorrow. A rallying spirit charged the atmosphere as songs of unity blared throughout the evening. The hyped crowd was entertained by performances from Guyana’s songbird, Lisa Punch, Dubraj tassa group, Buxton Fusion and Maryam Williams.
Making his final appearance on the 2015 elections campaign trail, Granger underscored the importance of a victory for the APNU+AFC when Guyanese face the polls tomorrow. “We have to win on Monday; the victory will be your victory” Granger told his supporters.
But not limited to taking the country back, should they win at the upcoming polls, Granger added that it will also be time for the coalition to take control of the Government and “remove this PPP wrecking crew from Office of the President.”
He further noted that the seriousness of the 2015 elections should be considered as this election is “one for the hopeless.”
Barring the work that has been put in, leading up to the elections day, Granger explained that harder work is needed to be done on Monday to secure a highly anticipated victory.
At the same time, the Presidential candidate urged his supporters to keep their eyes on the PPP as he contended, “they don’t dead easy; they take long to die.”
The leader went on to further detail his plans for Guyana, should he win the presidency. Among these is an implemented programme known as the Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment (PAYE), which he explained will be aimed at pushing youth development country-wide.
Additionally, a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) will be on the agenda for the APNU+AFC as they will seek to use profits from natural resources to “benefit future generations.”
But for these plans to manifest and come to fruition, Granger reiterated the dire need for the electorate to exercise their franchise and vote. “Wake up early on Monday and let’s go out and win these elections for ourselves, for our children and for Guyana” he concluded.
Preceding Granger’s presentation however was that of Prime Ministerial Candidate, Moses Nagamootoo whose posture hinted at an assured victory.
Nagamootoo expressed the view that, “they [the PPP] can have more money; they can have more banners; they can have more placards; they can have more posters; they can have more flags but we will have more votes than them.”
The Prime Ministerial candidate did not fail to acknowledge the fact, while echoing the sentiments of Granger, that the “faith of Guyana is in the hands of the Guyanese.”
Nagamootoo concluded by highlighting the plans that the coalition has to “move Guyana forward” if they are elected to office.
The major highlight of the evening however, was the endorsement of the APNU+AFC coalition by Dr. Joey Jagan, son of former president and founder of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), and Ulele Burnham, daughter of former President, Forbes Burnham.
Other speakers included Ms. Kamla Persaud from Bartica and APNU youth candidate Nia Gonsalves.
By Ravin Singh