President joins thousands at PPP Berbice Fund-raiser- recommits to victory in 2006 polls
Berbice-March 26, 2006
The Albion Community Centre Ground was packed last evening with thousands of People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) supporters joined by President Bharrat Jagdeo and several Ministers at the Party’s Fund-raising event which featured performances by Chutney singer Rickey Jai of Trinidad and several local artistes.
In brief remarks to the crowd, the President assured that “every cent we spend here tonight will go towards our victory in 2006. Thank you very much for the support.”
The Head of State recalled that the PPP is a Party that came out of a long struggle and every effort should be made to ensure that the gains achieved so far are not reversed.
The President stated that even though the gathering was there to have fun, participants’ support should not end with their participation in last evening’s event but should continue along the long road ahead at the end of which there would be a big prize-victory at the upcoming general election.
“I want to promise you that I will lead our people through the rough part but it requires your support. We must never be complacent.”
President Jagdeo noted that complacency could erase the freedom and rights that their ancestors fought for.
He told Berbicians that every one of them is important and recalled that Berbice played an important role in the history of the Party.
In this context, the President urged young people to educate themselves both about history as well as prepare for a future.
He solicited the time and commitment of Berbicians to go out on the critical day of the polls as this is one way of showing their support for the Party.
On this note, President Jagdeo reiterated his Party’s commitment to early elections.
He noted that other sections of the political arena are calling for delayed elections because “they have seen the writing on the wall”.
The Head of State expressed optimism about the PPP/C’s victory and the Party’s readiness for the election.
The event attracted about 9,000 persons.