A show-of-hands vote is also open to manipulation and corruption

Dear Editor, I refer to SN story of January 12, ‘Secret balloting poses danger – Jagdeo,’ where it was reported, “President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday warned that using a secret balloting process to decide on the PPP’s next presidential candidate could be dangerous as candidate hopefuls could promise persons things in order to get their votes.” If President Jagdeo’s cognitive faculties are still intact, he would recognize that a show-of-hands vote is equally “dangerous” and is just as open to manipulation and corruption.


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Fed misleading information?

Dear Editor, I recall at a Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Pegasus Hotel a few short years ago, President Jagdeo addressing the gathering and the Guyanese public, regaled us all about how well the sugar industry was doing.