Young APNU candidate confident of win at LGE
Contesting the Local Government Elections (LGE) in Constituency 14 is Denroy Tudor, the youngest Georgetown candidate of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).
With ambitions to bring solutions to a wide range of issues in the South Ruimveldt Park/ Ruimveldt Industrial Estate constituency, Tudor is confident of a win.
He sought to assure residents that his decisions will be in their best interest and not follow a directive of the APNU.
“These decisions will not be isolated at any point, because I don’t speak on my behalf but it would be based on consultations with the residents…” he noted during an interview with the News Room on Wednesday.
Tudor said the aim is to change the culture of governance within communities from not just looking at the “basic issues” such as drainage and infrastructure but “completely shaping the residents of the community so that we as a community become self-sustainable.”
Over time, he hopes to push for a farmers’ market and other sustainable projects.
Tudor is the youngest Secretary of the South Ruimveldt Gardens Community Development and Policing Society, responsible for many of the signage and bus sheds in the community along with other developmental projects.
This group, he said is what pushed him to do more for his community.
“I consider it a wonderful opportunity to serve.”
The APNU is going to the polls on November 12th, without the Alliance For Change (AFC).
Though it’s his first time in the forefront of a political party, Tudor believes that it’s “a great move” by the APNU to contest the local elections independent of the AFC.
“It shows the beauty of democracy, the beauty of the local government structure,” he said, adding that he is confident that the party will emerge a winner not only in Georgetown but in other towns and Neighbourhood Democratic Council.
Given the poor turnout at the 2016 LGE, the aspiring Councillor is urging more persons to come out and vote.