When Shuman launching his new Amerindian party?
"So far, the party is in the process of crafting its manifesto. Shuman is the only face of the new political movement so far.He said further details would be revealed at the end of the annual meeting of Amerindian chiefs from across the country which is scheduled for this month."
The PPP stands to lose out if this party has influence. I hope his party fails to attract Amerindians. Is D2 going to join this party ?
This party will attract many Amerindians. Lennox Shuman is the real deal. And they will collate with the PPP if need be. Don’t let that shake hand fool you.
Bibi, this is very bad news for the PPP.
Remember, coalitions after elections are not allowed under the constitution. With vote numbers so close between the PPP and PNC, those vital Amerindian votes can give the PNC an edge.
The PPP needs to plan their election strategy very early. It would be best for PPP/C to include his party as part of their coalition prior to the election. It would make their job of attracting Amerindian votes a lot easier.
The old Guard of the PPP must pack up and go. Time for Change in the PPP.
Well said. The PPP problem is that the old Guard refuse to go. They say that Jagan left the party for them. They are there preaching Marxism and causing division. None of them has a clue how to run an oil industry. They are still crying everyday for the sugar workers instead of finding solutions to move on and embrace the looming oil economy.
PPP's biggest gift to Guyana was Oil. Many at GNI were laughing at the PPP with the first few attempts at discovery. The PPP ended up being 1000 percent correct about oil. The problem is that Indo divisions and infighting handed the oil to a corrupt PNC. It is like giving pearls to the hogs.
Jagdeo was a good leader but he was also arrogant when dealing crisis and disagreements in the Party. He was too heavy handed and that heavy handedness was responsible for a rift in the Party in which the AFC emerged.
Priya and Gail also contributed to the PPP's downfall. They did not allow for cooler heads and diplomacy to prevail when the Ambassador was indeed meddling in Guyana's affairs. They failed to use the diplomatic channel to lodge a protest with Washington.
All of that is history now. What has happened since the ruling that Jagdeo cannot run ? The PPP is at a standstill. The old guard at freedom house are stunned and are blocking the process for free speech, debate and for possible candidates to come forward and start their nomination process.
Jagdeo has to realize that he is no longer in charge and it is time for the current PPP leadership to hand over the torch to a NEW leader. Failing to do so will allow for Granger to rig his way to 2020.