By Utamu BelleLocal Government Elections (LGE) Nomination Day in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) saw a smooth and peaceful process being executed at the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) office at Mackenzie on Friday. Contesting party members were in full campaign mode before and after handing in their lists of candidates vying for the eight constituencies which fall under the Linden municipality.Four parties submitted lists in Linden, inclusive of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), the Alliance For ChangeAPNU Linden campaign manager, Valerie Adams-Patterson on Friday after submitting the party’s list(AFC) and the United Republican Party (URP).Independent group, the New Horizon Movement was unsuccessful in handing in its list, having arrived late. Meanwhile, individual candidate, Orrin Miller, announced that he had joined forces with the PPP and was no longer contending as an individual for Constituency Four.Additionally, Independent Group Linden For Lindeners was a no show for submission. APNU was the first party to submit as the office opened its doors to facilitate the process. The party’s campaign manager, Valerie Adams-Patterson, after submitting the list told members of the media that the party is currently in full campaign mode and is sending a strong message. APNU has submittedThe Linden PPP group outside the GECOM office in Lindencandidates for all eight constituencies in Region 10.Speaking after the PPP handed in its list, party representative Akani Blair said the process was very smooth, as he applauded GECOM’s staff for professionalism. He said the Party will work hard to effect positive change, once given the opportunity. “We’re covering all the constituencies… these Local Government Elections, we’re excited about it and we believe if the voting public give us that opportunity, we are going to effect change like never before in this town of Linden. This municipality would have suffered immensely and we (will) make the changes that are required for the upward mobility of this community… and we know that we are going to do much better than previous Councils if given this opportunity,” he said.
FROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: CELTIC put on a five-star show to beat St Johnstone in front of less than 15,000 fans at Parkhead in the League Cup quarter final – but hat-trick hero Kris Commons reckon there will be more fans if the Hoops get Rangers in the next round.Rangers face Inverness on tonight and Commons is keen on a derby fixture.He hit two first half goals and a second half penalty – with Hooper and Mulgrew chipping in with a goal each for Celtic last night as they erased the league defeat to Killie at the weekend. Asked about a possible tie with Rangers, Kris said: “They are great for Glasgow, great for Scotland. I love playing against them, for me it would be magic.”He admitted the players are missing the derby matches since Rangers’ expulsion to Division 3.“There’s nothing like playing in a Glasgow derby, they bring that added spice, we’re obviously dealing without them, but as far as derbies and big games go, they don’t get much bigger,” he said.Commons said the weekend defeat was playing on the players’ minds. “There’s a certain requirement when we play, not just for ourselves, but for the fans and the club,” he explained.“We can’t play like we did in the Camp Nou and then put on a performance like we did at the weekend, that was to try and rectify what happened at the weekend, we knew we let a lot of people down.“We’re going to drop points, there’s going to be days we don’t quite hit the back of the net, there’s a way and manner you need to go out an lose the game, you need to show you want to win, you put in a shift, we went out there on Saturday and gave Kilmarnock too much respect. Probably one of the easiest games they’ll ever play.“There’s a way you lose, you come off the park with dignity and we came off the park feeling we had let a lot of people down.” THE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR COMMONS HOPES TO GET RANGERS IN THE CUP was last modified: October 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:THE HOOPS REPORT: 5-STAR COMMONS HOPES TO GET RANGERS IN THE CUP