Sir, several months ago, you declared your wish to represent Manyu at Parliament .Can we know how far you have gone with parliamentary preparation?
In a few months time, I’ll represent the interest of the people of Manyu at the National Assembly. If elections were to take place now, PAP as a party would score nothing less than 95 % of the votes. That’s how prepared I am. That’s how prepared we are!
The opposition has always, before elections, sounded confident but after elections, they start lodging complaints of fraud and irregularities here and there.
First off, it’s very important to note that the CPDM is the common enemy. The opposition in general has failed woefully to seize political power. PAP has come as the third option .You may wish to know that I was the brain behind the creation of National Strategic Team, AYAH Paul for President that metamorphosed to the strategic team of PAP and now the PAP National Council of the Wise. I know firsthand, where PAP as a party went wrong in the October 2011 presidential polls. The CPDM took advantage of the lapses and stole PAP victory in many divisions across the entire triangle.
What are those lapses and how are you addressing them?
Like I said earlier, if elections were held today, I’d give the CPDM a defeat in Manyu. In fact, let me inform you that I will replace Hon.Rose Abunaw as MP of this constituency with the coming elections.. . We’re already prepared! About the lapses? Remember that you do not tell the mouse where you are placing the mousetrap. However, some of them are not secrets. Let me explain: firstly, remember that most of the lapses centered about the official campaign period of just two weeks which is too short for the party to; 1) Nominate its candidate, 2) Assemble all documents required by law to register our candidate Hon. AYAH Paul for the elections, 3) Officially delegate and provide training to some 2,100 polling agents across all the polling stations around the country,4)Make our case to the electorate
So you see, all of these plus much more for us sending a candidate for the office of president for the first time was really daunting. At polling stations where opposition agents were absent, the CPDM succeeded to bribe CPDM CAM (sorry, ELECAM representatives) and had a field day. And in those stations where we had agents, some were ill trained and were easily intimidated by CPDM officials who went from station to station posing as ‘administrators’. Such that at polling stations where as little as 50 persons participated in the polls, CPDM’s ELECAM said 500 persons voted and all voted CPDM. In order to curb this lapse, I have already gotten all my polling agents for all polling stations across Manyu including two scrutineers per station and three extra agents who will stand out of the station watching guard permanently for the day ready to tip the population at the least attempt to rig. By the way, note that failure to constitute the Constitutional Council, PAP has resolved that electoral disputes will be settled on the spot! And with all due respect, to Whom It May Concern: a thief is a thief – whether it’s an election thief or an armed robber. We, the people will use any means necessary to jealously protect our hard won victory, irrespective of whose ox is gored in process.
Secondly, although not hitch-free, the biometric voter recompilation process is checking multiple registrations. Thirdly, CPDM shouldn’t think they’ll bring bags of money to bribe our representatives at the final vote counting at the divisional level because I’ll personally supervise the exercise on behalf of my party.
Some people have always asked that what if PAP wins at the final vote counting but the Supreme Court or the Constitutional Council announces something else reminiscent of the 1992 election proclamation. Well, like I have always categorically stated, then someone is going to get ‘Mubarrakked’ – the edifice would’ve been cracked. The mortar would just have to crumble….
. When you go to the field, what do you tell your electorate?