Turning up at the Roxanna Burnham Nursery School on Friday morning to cast his vote, leader of the Team Benschop party, Mark Benschop, is optimistic of his victory and that of his party.
Leader of Team Benschop, Mark Benschop after casting his vote
Benschop, who is contesting the Local Government Elections (LGE) under the slogan, “We win, you win” told the media after voting that his confidence is soaring high about the party’s ability to triumph in this year’s LGE.
The social activist, who also competed in last year’s General and Regional Election, is now contesting for a position on the Council within Constituency 14. He said he is “excited” about the return and results of the LGE.
“I’m excited about victory. Confident about victory, confident about the majority, confident about the landslide,” he told Guyana Times after voting.
Addressing the issue of low voter turnout at that polling station, the party’s leader said despite “these odds”, he remains firm in the fact that his party will be leading in every represented constituency.
“Low voters turnout, large voters turnout, still a victory for Team Benschop. I have accepted it.”
However, Benschop believes that in future elections, there should be more exposure of what the procedures are and this in turn will encourage more persons to be a part of the voting process, thus resulting in better turnout.
He also expressed his elation that the LGE has returned after 22 years.
Over the months, the Team Benschop party, represented by the orange umbrella, had been on a mission to garner as much advocates as possible.
These included intense campaigns and programmes targeting the constituencies where the party’s candidates are contesting.
During the campaigning, Benschop had assured persons that voting for him would be a win for them also, since he and his party are geared at transforming Georgetown into a city – safe and health for productive lives.