Ear­ly board elec­ti­ons DOE can­cel­led

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

The party for De­mo­cra­cy and Uni­ty (DOE) re­cent­ly is­sued a sta­te­ment, in­di­ca­ting that will not hold ear­ly board elec­ti­ons. It was de­ci­ded at Sa­tur­day’s con­gress that the cur­rent board will be main­tai­ned. “Le­a­ders who stick to the ac­tu­al DOE ide­o­lo­gy must be gi­ven the op­por­tu­ni­ty to keep do­ing their job. This is the rea­son why the cur­rent board will be gi­ven the op­por­tu­ni­ty to re­main in of­fi­ce un­til the end of May 2018,” said the party in its sta­te­ment. The party ex­plai­ned that such a de­ci­si­on could not be ma­de over­night be­cau­se the suc­ces­sors must be pre­pa­red to ta­ke on the res­pon­si­bi­li­ties. An eva­lu­a­ti­on will ta­ke pla­ce which will be ba­sed on se­ve­r­al com­ments.

Ric­ky Stut­gard, chief board mem­ber, res­pon­ded to the de­ci­si­on by poin­ting out that the main board must fi­gu­re out what it wants to do within the party. “They must try to sound con­vin­cing be­cau­se the pe­o­p­le no lon­ger be­lie­ve them. I do not feel li­ke was­ting ti­me on jo­kers who ha­ve for­got­ten their own ob­jec­ti­ves and pro­mi­ses. Things such as ho­ne­sty, in­te­gri­ty and transpa­ren­cy are cur­rent­ly mis­sing within DOE. But that’s what hap­pens when the chair­man of the party stands on a truck with Pre­si­dent De­si Bou­ter­se and claims that he sup­ports the col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with the In­ter­na­ti­o­nal Mo­ne­ta­ry Fund (IMF) and that he al­so agrees with the elec­tri­ci­ty pri­ce hi­kes and the scrap­ping of sta­te sub­si­dies,” said Stut­gard. He ma­de it clear that DOE is a party for the fa­mi­ly and that it is un­ac­cep­ta­ble for the party to help ma­ke the pe­o­p­le poor­er. “I would not co­me as a sur­pri­se to me when they try to chan­ge the party’s by­laws within the next two ye­ars so that the cur­rent ma­na­ge­ment team can find a way to re­main in of­fi­ce,” said Stut­gard.

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