President Irfan Ali has firmly rejected accusations from the opposition that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is offering monetary incentives to Afro-Guyanese voters for their support in the upcoming local Government Elections. The head of state emphasized that resorting to such unethical tactics is not the way to win elections.
President Ali clarified that his government is committed to upholding democratic values and promoting fair and transparent elections. He criticized the opposition for indulging in “backward politics” and misleading the public with baseless allegations. He urged all political parties to focus on their respective agendas and engage in healthy competition without resorting to divisive tactics.
The accusations made by the opposition have stirred controversy and raised concerns about the fairness of the upcoming elections. The PPP/C has vehemently denied the allegations and called for an investigation. However, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has assured the public that it will ensure a free, fair, and transparent electoral process.
President Ali’s comments come when political tensions are running high in Guyana. The country has a history of political instability, and the upcoming local Government Elections are seen as a crucial test for the young government. The president’s condemnation of unethical electoral practices sends a strong message to all political actors and reinforces the government’s commitment to democratic governance. -Renata Burnette