Rondha-Ann Lam, the Presidential Candidate of The Citizenship Initiative (TCI), has added to the call for peace to prevail at the 2020 General and Regional Elections.
Lam, heading one of the new parties at these elections, voted at the Guyana School of Agriculture, East Coast Demerara, and moments after declared “peace, let it reign.”
“I would urge, and it’s something we’ve been talking about for months since TCI was formed, at the end of the day we’re all Guyanese, tomorrow we will have to live with each other. What is important is we respect the will of these results,” Lam pleaded.
Referencing to a “shadowed history” when it comes to elections in Guyana, Lam spoke of the need for persons to exercise their freedom to vote in a free and fair environment.
“I urge for calmness; I ask for peace. The results are the results; you don’t like it in five years you come back out and you change the process again. At the end of the day, it is Guyana first, it will always be Guyana first and I urge persons to desist from rumours, desist from spreading them, look to the credible sources for information today,” Lam encouraged.
A teacher by profession, who campaigned on delivering better education and providing better care for children, Lam spoke of the feeling of voting not just an average Guyanese, but as an agent of change through her candidacy.
“I could safely tell you this morning it was surreal. I woke up at 03:00h even before my alarm, that’s how important it was. I stepped into that ballot box not as an ordinary Guyanese, I stepped in as the head and the face of a party, and so that was a surreal feeling for me. It was important I did so years ago, but it was more important that I come out and cast a ballot for that massive change we want to see for Guyana,” Lam expressed.
The Presidential Candidate said the voting process “was efficient.”
“It was a smooth process; I was in and out in five minutes.”
Lam said it is important persons utilise the necessary avenues to ensure that the voting process is free from confusion, chief among them the GECOM website.