The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)’s push to attract supporters from outside its traditional support base is gaining momentum, says Executive Member and Attorney General, Anil Nandlall.

The senior politician said the PPP/C’s founder, Dr Cheddi Jagan’s dream of a multiethnic, multicultural party that began in the 1950s is being realised. Moreover, the AG noted that this movement bodes well for the vision the party has for a “One Guyana”. Nandlall said this “paradigm shift” stems mainly from the government’s transformative agenda.

“The people of Guyana – of all races, in particular, our Afro-Guyanese brothers and sisters are seeing before them the economic and social transformation that is taking place, not only in the country but in their own lives,” the AG said during his recent live “Issues in the News” programme.

He added, “You see, the human being, when they experience the change, it’s very difficult to sell them hot air when they are seeing actions because actions always speak louder than words…This paradigm and seismic shift that’s taking place in the country, where more and more people, who traditionally did not support the PPP are crossing over.”

Nandlall noted that the party will be moving to capitalise on this development.

“The villages on the East Coast [of Demerara] where we did not enjoy great support are now clamouring to come onboard. That is why we are going to intensify our work both in government and at the party level to ensure that we take advantage of these changes. And that is what is making the opposition and certain civil society organisation very nervous and even desperate,” the AG said.


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