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, Corentyne for the annual pilgrimage to the late founder/leader of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and former President of Guyana, Dr. Cheddi Jagan, who the party refers to as the ‘Father of the Nation’.PPP big wigsTouted as the “unofficial” launch of the PPP/C Election campaign, the party’s top brass and much of the Cabinet as well as high-ranking government officials along with hundreds of youths from the party’s youth arm, decked out in red berets, turned up at the memorial site, for what can be called the largest gathering of party supporters in Berbice in recent times.A march led the supporters into the ground,Cheap NFL Jerseys
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, vintage Burnhamism.” Jagdeo mentioned the various projects which were opposed by the opposition and went into detail about the benefits of each project. He noted that Ramotar’s Presidency was “a nightmare for Ramotar”.“Every plan that the Government has put forward, they have tried to stymie!”Jagdeo urged Ramotar, whom he referred to as a ‘Democratic Man’, to administer some “kicks up some [the Opposition’s] asses, too”.“We allowed them to frustrate everything!”President Donald Ramotar spoke for about 45 minutes about the various projects, including the Marriot Hotel, Amaila Falls and Specialty Hospital that were blocked by the combined opposition.The Guyanese Leader complained bitterly about his term that was cut short by two years, by the Opposition.He noted that he could have used his Presidential Powers to recall Parliament, then prorogue it, continuing that pattern until his full term would have come to an end.However, he chose not to.The party’s recently appointed Prime Ministerial candidate Elizabeth Harper congratulated women yesterday on International Women’s Day, at the beginning of her brief remarks.Supporters listen attentively to one of the speakers at yesterday’s eventHarper said it was an honour to be the PPP’s PM candidate. “I believe in Guyana and service to Guyana and I wholeheartedly believe that, given the opportunity, I can work with President Ramotar in the next majority government, to increase the potential of this great nation we live in.”Other speakers at the function included PPP/C General Secretary, Clement Rohee; Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds; and Region Six Chairman, David Armogan.The programme was punctuated with cultural items, including songs from Calypsonian, Sweet Kendingo. The drummers from Conga-Naya also performed. Three students read excerpts from Dr. Jagan’s book,Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys
, “The West on Trial”.The pilgrimage ended with President Ramotar leading in the singing of Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’, on stage.