September 25, 2016

High spirits prevail despite low voter turnout

After casting his ballot on Monday morning at the Roxanne Burnham Nursery school, Sherod Duncan, contender for the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition is optimistic of his and his party’s victory.

Team Legacy’s Saiku Andrews shows his inked finger

Team Legacy’s Saiku Andrews shows his inked finger

Duncan, who is competing in this year’s Local Government Elections (LGE) for the chance to be elected to the Georgetown’s City Council as a Councillor for Constituency 14, told the media that his confidence throughout the elections remains high.
Duncan said he noticed that there was low voter turnout at the polling station, but added that this did not deter his enthusiasm about being victorious at the polls.
“The beautiful thing about the system is that the person with the highest votes in the first-past-the-post system wins, irrespective of if there is a high or low voter turnout,” Duncan related.
Either way, he said not only himself, but all party’s candidates are optimistic about being victorious. According to Duncan, the party has “rounded up” its supporters to vote early and for this reason he is sure of positive results.

Lead contender of the APNU/AFC Sherod Duncan indicating that he cast his ballot

Lead contender of the APNU/AFC Sherod Duncan indicating that he cast his ballot

Duncan commended the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) team for the work they conducted throughout the course of the elections, informing that he has witnessed “smooth and efficient” management by those monitoring the voting.
During the course of the elections, Duncan dominated the LGE debates with his “fresh approach” to managing the city. This year’s elections has seen the participation of 83 contenders competing on a constituency basis.

Team Legacy
Meanwhile, in spite of low voter turnout at the Roxanne Burnham Nursery school, which is one of the polling stations for Constituency 14, Team Legacy’s frontrunner, Saiku Andrews remained firm in his confidence for victory.
This, he said, while speaking with the media at the polling station after casting his ballot. Andrews noted that he had been observant and noticed that there was a poor turnout but nonetheless, he will not allow this to reduce his optimism.
Andrews, who is rivalling for the position of a Councillor within the South Ruimveldt Park/Ruimveldt Industrial Estate area, shared the same thoughts as the other candidates as that polling station, commenting on his party’s victory which he believes is assured.
Additionally, he lauded GECOM’s staff for the smooth flow of voting and their attentiveness to the day’s proceedings.
The party under which Andrews is competing is looking to reform forgotten communities, developing them to become sustainable and advanced for full human’s potential.

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