PNC/R still undecided on full participation in local gov’t polls


While one opposition party, the Alliance for Change (AFC), has made it abundantly clear that it will not contest the 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE), the main opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) is still unsure of its full participation.

Nominations Day for the June 12 polls are less than a month away, set for April 17, when contesting parties will have to submit their lists of candidates to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

But during a press conference on Thursday, Opposition Leader, Aubrey Norton could not give a clear answer on the PNC/R’s participation.

He said the party is “looking at all the factors surrounding the elections.”

Norton confirmed, however, that the PNC/R has identified some candidates but he said this should not amount to a conclusion that the party will contest the elections.

“We are still looking at a number of things, but we have done the political work that is necessary that if we have to participate, we can participate.

“We already said that we will not allow the PPP to walk into our strongholds so we know for sure we have candidates there and we have been working on candidates across the country,” Norton said.

GECOM previously noted that those parties or persons desirous of participating in the elections have 21 days before Nomination Day to submit their symbol to be used on the ballot paper. Local Government Elections was last held in 2018.

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  1. Matthew says

    Don’t go…….they might make you shake hands….+ it will be a bloodbath.

    On the other hand, it would show you where you need to work.

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