PNC Candidates Begin Campaigning
PNC Member of Parliament and former Party Chairman Winston Murray is stepping up his campaign to be the Presidential Candidate of the PNC for the next elections. Murray placed ads in the Sunday newspapers pushing himself as the best candidate for the job.
Murray in what sources say will be a new brand of advertising, intends to throw his record out there and let party supporters see why he should be the chosen one.
He is making known his economic background and the positions he held in government under both President Burnham and President Hoyte. He is clearly pushing experience in politics as his trump card and his supporters believe it can work. He is being backed by a number of top party members.
And David Granger who is also seeking the Party’s presidential candidate post is focusing his attention on many of the young people and appears to already have his eyes set on the general elections. Granger has launched what he calls registration Party. The event targets youths and other would be voters trying to ensure that they are registered for the elections. As part of the registration party, persons would have to present their id cards as their admission to the party but to also show that they are registered. Those who are not registered are provided with information on how they could get registered and even assisted in some cases. The first registration party was held in Buxton, several others are planned across the city.
And Basil Williams has been staying out of the spotlight of late but has been leading several campaigns in communities across the country pushing himself as the choice for the party’s presidential candidate spot. Williams said he is targeting many grassroots communities that are known to be top supporters of the PNC. He is confident that he could get the nod and is betting on his popularity and youth. He has also been in discussion with a number of senior party members about his candidacy and why he ought to be supported.
The lone woman in the race, Dr Faith Harding is currently in Sudan but has her thoughts on Guyana and the importance of the next elections. She has an official Faith For President page on the social network site Facebook, and appears to be rallying a lot of women supporters. Capitol news understands that Dr Harding is expected back in Guyana in December and will focus more on her campaign then. She believes Guyana could see real development under her leadership.