More analysis needed of Region Six population figure – Rohee
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says that more research and analysis is needed to determine whether the decline in the Region Six population could have ramifications for future political support of the party.
Clement Rohee, the party’s General Secretary says the PPP is yet to pronounce conclusively on the matter. He said that the alleged population decline in a region that is known as a PPP stronghold may not be accurate. He said that many critics of the party will try to insinuate that the party is losing support. For two consecutive general elections, the PPP/C’s total vote tally declined.
He said that at this time the PPP would also not be speculating on what the migration statistics mean for the party when asked by the Stabroek News if this trend was alarming given the public debate about snap elections and local government elections.
Former longstanding PPP member, Ralph Ramkarran, says that the 2012 census results, which highlights a drop in the Region Six population by 15,000, points to why the PPP/C lost its absolute majority in 2011 and there can be further erosion. In his column in the last Sunday Stabroek, Ramkarran stated that Regions 3, 5, and 6 are all party strongholds and collectively …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.