The Youth Vote Getting Major Attention From Political Parties
In this election year, the political parties are turning all of their attention to youth and the youth vote. There is the belief that close to 60% of persons eligible to vote are below the age of 40. Over the weekend, the Youth arm of the Peoples National Congress Reform, the Youth and Student Movement hosted a National Youth Convention at the party’s congress place headquarters to discuss some of the issues of concern to the young people and the systems that ought to be put in place to address those issues. PNC Reform Presidential Candidate David Granger told the opening of the convention that the challenges facing young people in Guyana are many today and it is time to address them all. He spoke of the significance of youths playing an active role in the upcoming elections.
And Granger has thrown out a challenge to youths across the country. He wants them all to convince others to be a part of the process and exercise their franchise.
The Chairman of the GYSM, Christopher Jones told the youths gathered that as the elections approaches, there is no time for song and dance. The elections he said will be all abut youths and their future. He believes that the PNC Reform is the best option to look out for the Guyanese youths.
Participants came from regions across the country and the party is expected to move into several communities over the upcoming weeks as part of an aggressive campaign to ensure all those who are eligible to vote are registered and to listen to much more of their concerns and see the challenges they are facing.