Jagdeo warns supporters against entertaining small parties
Leader of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party, Bharrat Jagdeo at the weekend warned his supporters against entertaining the small political parties which are contesting the upcoming elections.
Speaking at a rally at Anna Regina, Region Two on Saturday, Jagdeo said the small parties are seeking votes to coalesce with the APNU+AFC coalition.
“All of these parties now, they think well now if we get a couple of votes, we can link up with APNU and get a ministerial position. They will come with all their lies again and some of them are from the Essequibo Coast so when they come give them the silent treatment,” Jagdeo said.
“This is a free country, you are free to form parties but you are free to not to vote for them and I know you will not,” the Opposition Leader said.
Eleven parties have been approved to contest the March 2, 2020 elections.
Other than the APNU+AFC and PPP/C, the others are: The Citizenship Initiative (TCI), The New Movement (TNM), A New and United Guyana (ANUG), the United Republican Party (URP), Change Guyana, the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP), the Federal United Party (FedUP), Organisation for Victory of the People (OVP) and the People’s Republic Party (PRP).
The majority of the small parties were launched in 2019 to contest the polls.
The LJP, TNM and ANUG have decided to join their lists which means whatever votes are earned by the three parties will be combined after the elections to determine whether they are awarded seat(s) in the National Assembly.