“Irfaan Ali will deliver as President” – Teixeira tells PPP/C supporters

first_imgOpposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira has joined with other party leaders to express her confidence in the party’s new presidential candidate, former Housing and Water Minister and the Opposition Chief Economic Spokesperson Irfaan Ali.PPP/C presidential candidate Irfaan Ali shares a photo moment at a public meeting at Leonora, West Coast Demerara on SundayTexieira was at the time speaking at a public meeting at Leonora, West Coast Demerara, which is the hometown of the presidential candidate, on Sunday. She expressed her belief that as the presidential candidate, Ali will be capable of delivering a victory at the polls.“I have seen him as a young comrade coming into this party. When you look at the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Granger group, they are all in their 80’s. We want the young people. We encourage them, we push them. I know this young man I know he is going to deliver as President,” Teixeira said to cheers from PPP/C supporters.The party stalwart also urged supporters not to believe everything negative that is being peddled and encouraged them to rally around Ali, so that he is elected the next President. “Is more work, when that is done we have more work. Don’t let people get between us. We are going to win with Irfaan Ali. We can do it and we will do it,” she added.Opposition Chief Whip Gail TeixeiraTexieira was one of the members of the PPP who contested the post but at the last minute, pulled out. The battle was left between Ali and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall. Ali won the election by way of secret ballot in a large majority of 24 votes.Ali has already made a commitment to work hard to improve the lives of all Guyanese. He promised to address corruption, create jobs especially for young people, expanding housing, grow the economy, improve the country’s infrastructure and look after vulnerable groups.“We did this before oil and gas and we will do it even better on a much larger scale with oil and gas. These are the types of plans and programmes that will break us through into the future and create a wave of economic wealth and well-being for our people,” he said on Sunday.A section of the large crowd on Sunday at the public meeting at Leonora, WCDJagdeo has also endorsed Ali, stating that he has an intimate understanding of the social and economic challenges facing the country, and based on his experience he will deliver. “I know Irfaan Ali is trustworthy…If we can’t reopen those three estates and find work for the people, we will be just as bad as them. He is committed to doing that,” Jagdeo said on Sunday.Over the last 20 years, Ali has served his party at regional and national levels. He started his political journey with the youth arm of the PPP, the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO), since 1992, which he said has given him a unique perspective of the challenges facing our youths.The PPP said Ali, 38, has been a member of the PPP and has also been part of the leadership for 15 years, during which he held the position of Finance Secretary for several years. He served in the Cabinet for seven years, holding the portfolios of Housing and Water and Tourism, Industry and Commerce. He is the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly.last_img read more


first_imgJim arriving in Pettigo from Dublin after bringing Sam home in September. Will he be back this year? Joe Brolly thinks soTV pundit and Derry legend Joe Brolly says Donegal are still the team to beat in the Championship this year.The Dungiven man was speaking as he launched a charity golf tournament aimed at raising awareness of organ donation and make the practice an ‘opt-out’ process here in Ireland.He says he has spoken to Jim McGuinness and asked the Donegal manager about winning back-to-back All-Irelands. “I asked Jim this at the weekend, how do you deal with this sort of orthodox belief that has grown up that you can’t put All-Irelands back-to-back in football any more? How do you deal with that psychologically with the squad?” said Joe.“And he says: ‘Well, you don’t deal with it at all, we’re just preparing for the Tyrone game. Nobody has ever mentioned winning a second All-Ireland, you can’t project into the future, so all our concentration is on Tyrone’.“And when he tells you it, you believe it. He’s immensely charismatic, an unbelievably interesting fella, and that’s going to be very important this year.”He also said that whoever wins in Ballybofey later this month will win the Ulster title. He added: “Those two teams are the two teams in Ulster that can control the tempo of a game, control what happens in a game. There’s no other Ulster team that’s able to do that. So I think they’re in a totally different plane than any of the other teams, and any talk of Monaghan or Derry is fanciful.”Brolly is a patron of Opt For Life, one of the main charities to benefit from the annual GAA golf challenge, set for Waterford Castle Golf Club this September.“The thing about the Opt For Life is it makes perfect sense. In the future you wouldn’t need to have a donor card. Some 95 per cent of people think that organ donation is a great thing but only 25% have a donor card so in future we wouldn’t need a donor card. We’d all start off as donors,” he added. DONEGAL ARE STILL THE TEAM TO BEAT IN CHAMPIONSHIP, SAYS BROLLY was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL ARE STILL THE TEAM TO BEAT IN CHAMPIONSHIPSAYS BROLLYlast_img read more