AFC joins calls for local gov’t polls by August deadline

-urges Gecom Chairman to break silence on preparation

Opposition party AFC yesterday called for the run off of long-delayed local government polls by August 1, while accusing the administration of spreading misinformation about the nation’s readiness.

The call was made by AFC Vice-Chairman Moses Nagamootoo one day after Junior Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker declar-ed that the vast majority of the populace is not prepared for the holding of the elections by August.

Nagamootoo, however, accused the government of shedding crocodile tears and defiling the legacy of late President, Dr Cheddi Jagan, who he said would castigate them for not holding the polls in the 17 years since his death. “Everywhere, from our cities to our villages,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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