The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) extends greetings to the Guyanese people.
The struggle for independence is inextricably linked to the broader struggle waged by the PPP. The call for an independent Guyana actually led by founding members Cheddi Jagan, Janet Jagan.
The records would show that it was the PPP under the indefatigable and charismatic leadership of Dr. Cheddi Jagan.
It was a struggle that contained the elements of an epic story of political treachery and betrayal by the Anglo-American vested interests in collaboration with local reactionary forces that conspired to deny political independence to the country under a PPP government.
The PPP, despite being manipulated out of office in 1964 warmly embraced the granting of independence.
As we celebrate fifty years of independence it is important that we reflect on the heroic contributions made by Dr. Cheddi Jagan and his wife Janet.
The PPP is extremely proud of the contribution it has made to the liberation struggle of Guyana. Indeed, all the major political and constitutional developments in the country carry the stamp of the PPP.
Following the rupture of democracy by the PNC regime, the PPP waged a relentless struggle for the restoration of democratic rule which finally materialised on October 5, 1992 after nearly three decades of authoritarian minority rule.
As the vanguard political party the PPP stands proud of the role it has played.
The Party is aware of attempts by the Granger-led APNU-AFC administration to down play the contributions made by Dr. Jagan and the PPP in its vain attempt to re-write our political history.
Sadly, our Jubilee celebrations are tempered once again by the removal of the Party from the seat of government in highly controversial elections as was the case during the pre-independence years when the PPP was manipulated out of office by foreign vested interests in collaboration with local reactionary forces.
Once again, happy anniversary greetings to the people of Guyana.