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PPP gears up for Congress date

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is this weekend expected to decide when Congress- the highest decision making body- would be held, party General Secretary, Clement Rohee said Tuesday.

He said the congress is scheduled to be held this year.

Rohee said once a decision is taken on Saturday, June 4, 2016, the agenda items would be formulated as part of preparations by the Congress Committee.

He said the Central Committee would also discuss the existing political situation in Guyana and receive contributions on various issues from members.

The 35-member Central Committee includes the 15-member Executive Committee.

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has said that he was unconcerned about when Congress would be held.  Jagdeo has shrugged off questions about his political future inside the party and whether he was interested in running for the presidency again.

Sources have told Demerara Waves Online News that Jagdeo appears to be at the helm of a clique that favours a virtual changing of the guard that could result in several long-serving members being voted out of the executive and replaced by persons who favour him.

The High Court has agreed that the two-term presidential limit is unconstitutional because that amendment was done by the parliament instead of a referendum. That decision has since been challenged by the Court of Appeal.

  • KassemB

    ‘Rohee said once a decision is taken on Saturday, June 4, 2016, the agenda items would be formulated as part of preparations by the Congress Committee.’
    Most interesting
    Lots of ‘things’ to be sorted out
    Better resolving it now, and allowing new team to bed in for 2020
    First time loosing an elections subject to Court Ruling
    Who will be the head of the Congress Committee the first indicator
    Then, what will be on the Agenda and how long will be the Congress

  • Emile_Mervin

    Like a plane hijacked for ransom, so is the PPP, with Jagdeo holding the entire party hostage until he gets absolute control over everyone until no one even thanks of challenging him.

    Sadly, many PPP supporters cannot distinguish between Jagdeo and the PPP, so they support the party because of tradition but not realizing the party was hijacked to satisfy the personal ambition of Jagdeo.

    Of course the nation has to be duly concerned what the PPP does, because almost half the nation supports the PPP, which affects the country in more than one way. So it makes sense for the nation to try and at least pressure the PPP support base to pressure the Jagdeo cabal to step aside or continue the downward slide…unless the coalition royally screws up over the next four years.

    • Col123

      EM … Anyone can feel free to spin the affairs of the PPP and Jagdeo…bottom line is the PNC only need one percent majority to take the country anywhere without a vision… there is a foolproof way of getting that …the Honda Accord with the AFC , despite caught with a leak , can be easily cured with a shot of penicillin …couple of SUVs for those boys will do it…

  • Ashley Singh

    PPP and its Con -gress. Why try to Con the m’asses’? Let Jagdeo and Rohee sit down and do their own thing.

  • KassemB

    ‘everyone understands what you are talking about.’
    Do not agree, and my comments can be mis-interpreted