‘Campaigning for 2025 elections must begin now’ 

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Leader of the URP, Dr Vishnu Bandhu

…URP leaders tells executive  

Leader of the United Republican Party, Dr Vishnu Bandhu last week told his executives that campaigning for the 2025 elections must begin now if the outfit is to make any impact at those polls.

The party picked up 360 votes at the March 2020 elections. On Saturday, July 10, 2021 the party  held its elections for officer bearers at the party’s head office, Liberty House, at Vreed-En-Hoop, West Coast Demerara. Dr. Bandhu was unanimously re-elected leader, a release from URP said. It added that founder of The New Movement (TNM), one of the new political parties formed to contest the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections, Dr. Daniel Josh Khanai, was elected Chairman of the party. Other persons elected to the URP executive are Mr. Eon Halls, Vice President; Pastor Marcia Lewis, General Secretary; Ms.Movika Balkaran, Assistant General Secretary; Mr. Junia Brijraj, Treasurer; Ms. Jagranie Debi, Assistant Treasurer; Mr. Rawle Aaron, Public Relations Officer; Mr. Christopher Bianchini, Organizing Secretary; Ms. Gaitri Maraj, Assistant Organizing Secretary; Ms. Sara Beria, Youth Leader, and Ms. Baanmatti Balkaran Women’s Leader.

Elected as Trustees were Mr. Ganesh Rajkumar, Mr. Haresh Singh and Mr. Roop Kumar Persaud.

Bandhu, in his feature address, told party members that the URP intends to remain relevant in the political landscape of the country. He gave a synopsis of the party’s existence.  He said, “I promise that the United Republican Party will continue to fight for justice and equality for all in Guyana”. The party leader emphasized that the party is happy to invite onboard “young blood” to take the ideas and concepts of the party to the masses. He applauded kanhai for coming on board and charged him and the other elected members to give their best and to deliver to the people, a country that all can be happy to live in.


Dr. Bandhu was adamant, according to the release that campaigning for 2025 elections must begin now if the URP is to make a significant impact on those elections. For his part, Kanhai said: “I am elated to be a part of the URP and I am thankful for the confidence my fellow members have placed in me by electing me as chairman. The URP as a third force is much needed, for we will strive to create the balance as well as continue to fight for equal justice and rights for all Guyanese

We will strive to secure a future for our children and grandchildren and we will do so in the spirit of teamwork, the organization is nothing without a dedicated team. We will build each other and upon that we will stand firm and keep moving forward”. The URP contested the 2020 National and Regional elections in all ten Administrative Regions.

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