Opposition Leader and former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday extended gratitude to the thousands of expressions of sympathy he received during his time of bereavement, following his sister’s untimely demise.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo
“The many kind words from persons here and from abroad were of great comfort,” Jagdeo expressed in a statement.
He noted that his entire family deeply appreciated the words of condolence from the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), President David Granger and his Government, as well as those from friends and supporters.
Jagdeo also expressed that his sister will forever be remembered for being someone who dearly touched his life, as well as the lives of many persons around her, in the most profound way.
His sister, Ooma, was 57 years old when she passed away on March 13.
Her death caused Jagdeo to cut short several of his Local Government Elections (LGE) campaign outreaches in Essequibo. In this regard, the Opposition Leader offered his apologies to the people of Wakenaam and Leguan in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) as well as residents in other communities he had planned to visit ahead of the LGE today.
On that note, Jagdeo reminded that today’s vote is an important one, simply because the future of all communities across the country is at stake.
“It is a chance for our people to support and participate in community-based democracy and to elect the leaders who will work for their communities,” he stated. He urged all Guyanese to turn out to the polls to cast their vote. He also urged employers to allow their employees the time off to be able to cast their votes.
“Our vote is a robust tool, which must be used to ensure the people receive the leadership they want,” he concluded.