`I’m a Berbician’
I’m offering most brief commentary on the lead caption about national registration for electoral purposes because it is easy for me to predict what a sensitive and contentious national issue this will soon become. (Ha, see how I can often pre-empt others? Without the “recognition”?)
Two preliminary considerations up front: firstly, to me one major sustained sign of our delayed development is how we cannot routinely execute swift or sudden elections. Numerous and varied are the reasons advanced just before any and every elections cycle; societies with larger populations and electorates are ready within weeks of a decision – Venezuela, Brazil, Jamaica. Is it a case of superior “resources” only? Or continuous systems always at the ready?
Secondly, I’m standing by for his Excellency’s Chairman of the Elections Commission to respond fully to the PPP’s Doctor Jagdeo’s Registration Concerns. That Chairman – like another Chairman – GHK Lall – apparently loves his language. But I ask Justice Patterson, with my respect intact, to address the issue in a manner that non-tertiary-educated voters like me can appreciate…..