Monday, October 19, 2009
Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud joins call for Jagdeo third term.
Before a packed Diwali motorcade audience estimated at about 30,000, Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha President Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud on Friday night made a call for President Bharrat Jagdeo to serve a third term.
Pandit Persaud praised President Jagdeo for taking up the challenge to realise major development in many sectors of the economy. He referred to the leadership vacuum in the country at this time and urged that the country was well set to move to a higher standard if Jagdeo is allowed another term as president. The massive crowd responded favourably by applauding Pandit Persaud’s recommendation for an extension to the presidential term.
Although President Jagdeo has stated previously that he is not inter ested in another term, it is the first time that a party member has expressed the sentiment and publicly joined members of the business community and political commentators locally and regionally in making a case for a third- term Jagdeo presidency.
Persaud is a Central Executive Committee of the PPP. While on a walkabout in the LBI community ground, the president was greeted with hugs, cheers and repeated expressions of support for him serving a third term.
In addressing the work done by the Sabha, Persaud stated that the organisation was in existence to represent Hindus across Guyana and urged Hindus to continue their support so as to strengthen its’ effort and systems.
He also said he is satisfied with the work done by the Sabha to date and anticipates more in the future.