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GUYANA | PPP's Irfaan Ali vows to send Granger into retirement

Featured Presidential Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Irfaan Ali says he intends to send his rival, incumbent President David Granger into retirement. Presidential Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Irfaan Ali says he intends to send his rival, incumbent President David Granger into retirement.
GEORGETOWN,  January 6, 2020- Presidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Irfaan Ali says he intends to send  President David Granger  into retirement, as he launched the party's 2020 general elections campaign at the Kitty Market Square in Georgetown.

I will respect you and send you to retirement in good stead,” Ali told the 74 year-old  president, who on Friday  took several political jabs at Ali’s credibility as a candidate, having been accused of allegedly forging his qualifications.   Ali is also facing 19 criminal charges in the Courts for alleged fraud.

while admitting that he is “not perfect,” Ali said that the imperfect nature of human beings is what necessitates support for each other. 

 In responding to Granger’s jabs about his questionable degrees Ali retorted: “I’ll pull you out of the quicksand… and provide a better life for you,”  and went on to defend himself by saying: “you cannot fake knowledge… experience… [or] results. The qualities of my leadership will be defined by competence…” he said.

Meanwhile, Ali sought to outline some of his party’s plans for Guyana, should it secure victory at the polls. 

Among those plans that he shared, was the provision of social, economic, and political empowerment at every level of society, and targeted investment which seeks to provide support for vulnerable groups.

Among the plans that he shared, were the provision of social, economic, and political empowerment at every level of society, and targeted investment which seeks to provide support for vulnerable groups.

He said that for the country to move forward, physical infrastructure must be expanded, and that the PPP will ensure that the four-way highway from Georgetown to Timehri and the Parika Rockstone road are developed. 

Turning to energy and electricity, Ali said that the now abandoned Amaila Falls Hydro project will be completed, and that his party will work to bring the cost of electricity down by 70%. 

Ali also spoke to the management of natural resources in a sustainable way, noting that the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) will be a top priority for his government. 

  • Countries: Guyana

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