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PPP distances self from online poll for presidential candidate

first_imgAs Guyanese gear up to head to elections before 2020, an online poll has surfaced on social media allowing users to select their choice for the presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).However, the Party’s executives have dismissed this latest development even questioning whether or not it could be mischievous in nature. This comes with the recent passage of an Opposition-filed no-confidence motion, which meant that the PPP had to fast track its selection process for a presidential candidate since elections will have to be called in 90 days as mandated by the Constitution of Guyana.As the PPP’s Executive Committee of 35 members selects one eligible leader, the poll attributed to ‘Guyana Independent Voices’ appeared, but the PPP’s Executive Secretary, Zulfikar Mustapha told Guyana Times on Monday that his party has not signed off on any poll.PPP Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha“The Party has not put out any poll and has not sanctioned any poll … that will not influence the Party,” Mustapha asserted.The poll included the pictures and names of proposed front-runners such as former Housing Minister Irfaan Ali, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Dr Vindyha Persaud, Dr Frank Anthony and Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira. Now that one week has passed since the selection process for a new candidate started, Mustapha advised that the poll would not affect the overall process that the Party has to follow.“How that will influence anything in the process? We have an established process that started in 2011 and that is what we will follow all the time and we didn’t have a poll in 2011, and I don’t know who put up that poll – if it’s anybody who wants to create mischief, or they want to fragment candidates and leaders in the Party,” he stated.Mustapha insisted that there was no fragmentation within the PPP’s top ranks.last_img read more

Premier League team of the season including Leicester, Spurs and Arsenal stars

first_img Striker: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – It’s the fairytale that is going to be turned into a film – we just hope it’s better than the Goal Trilogy. Forget beetroot factory worker Rickie Lambert’s rags to riches story, Vardy could be about to go from Stocksbridge Park Steels to Premier League title winner in just six seasons. His incredible work rate, combined with his ability to hit the back of the net with almost ever larruped shot he takes has fired the Foxes to within touching distance of glory – and possibly an Oscar. Defensive midfield: N’Golo Kante (Leicester City) – This one is fairly obvious. Having gone from underrated to rated in about 10 games, the midfielder has now earned himself a call up to the France squad following a sensational season with the Foxes. More interceptions than any other central midfielder, more successful tackles, and a plethora of other statistics make him one of the hardest working players in the Premier League. Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – The ‘one season wonder’ is now sitting pretty atop the Premier League’s goalscoring charts with 21 strikes to his name for Spurs this season. His all-round play has been one of several reasons the Lilywhites have gone from top four hopefuls to title challengers. At times a little selfish, Kane could add a few more assists to his game but that doesn’t take away from his stunning showings at White Hart Lane. Attacking midfield: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – King of the assist, the German’s form has faded – just like his team’s – but was exceptional for most of the campaign. According to WhoScored, Ozil has made the sixth most passes (1712) in the Premier League this season, but, from this number, 117 have been ‘key’ – 24 more than nearest rival Christian Eriksen and 31 more than Dimitri Payet. He may get labelled lazy but he provides a pivotal role for the Gunners. 11 11 11 Left back: Christian Fuchs (Leicester City) – A free transfer from Schalke, Fuchs was one of the most inspired signings of the summer. Once he’d got to grips with the pace of the Premier League the Austrian showed exactly what he had to offer. He’s made 82 successful tackles, 75 interceptions and 92 clearances, while also, as his side attack on the counter, making more accurate long passes than any other left-back. Chuck in three assists, including his peach of a pass to Jamie Vardy against Manchester United in November and his corner to Robert Huth in the Foxes’ 1-0 victory over Tottenham, and you have a key player. Centre back: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – If you’re looking for a reason behind Spurs’ sudden defensive improvements, the Belgian is one of the biggest, for sure. Alderweireld’s stunning showings at the back were undoubtedly aided by the fact he was teaming up with former Ajax partner Jan Vertonghen but even alongside his compatriot’s deputy, Kevin Wimmer, the 27-year-old has been a rock in Mauricio Pochettino’s backline, a leader and the provider of some exquisite long passes, with two leading to goals for Dele Alli against West Brom and Everton. 11 11 11 With just seven games to go in the Premier League season, stars around the country are voting for team of the season.As well as choosing the Player and Young Player of the Year, PFA members are attempting to pick an XI of the best top-flight entertainers.It’s to be expected a number of Leicester City’s men will make the side, while we imagine Spurs stars could also be a major fixture.So, with the international break upon us, here at talkSPORT we’ve decide to take a stab at naming our side – and it was pretty darn difficult.Click the right arrow above to see our Premier League Team of the Season… Left midfield: Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – Able to create something out of nothing, the Hammers’ top four tilt has largely been based around the brilliance of France star Payet. Eight goals and eight assists show his importance to Slaven Bilic’s side but numbers can’t fully give you an appreciation of his skill, eye for a pass and excellent set-piece delivery. A fee of £10.75m was a snip. Right midfield: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – The Algerian’s direct running and quick feet make him a menacing prospect for defences and with the end product he’s added to his game this year he has been in, quite frankly, astonishing form. His 16 goals and 11 assists mean he’s been involved in more goals than any other Premier League player, but his defensive contribution is also excellent as Claudio Ranieri’s hard to break down side sit top of the table. 11 Goalkeeper: Jack Butland (Stoke) – Click the right arrow above to see our Premier League Team of the Season (so far) in full… – The young English shot stopper stepped up to replace Asmir Begovic this season and Mark Hughes’ faith was well placed. Butland has, according to WhoScored, made 103 saves, more than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League. He certainly gives the Potters a solid base as they battle it out for a Europa League spot. 11 11 Centre back: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) – Ronald Koeman has admitted he was worried how the Dutchman would adapt to life in the Premier League after two seasons in Scotland with Celtic. It turns out he didn’t have to. After an iffy start, including a poor showing against Manchester United, Van Dijk has proved not only to be an aerial ace, winning headers left, right and centre, but an excellent tackler too – he’s only made SIX unsuccessful tackles. 11 Right back: Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – Quick as a flash, the marauding Gunner can turn defence into attack. He’s laid on four assists from full-back and has only committed 13 fouls, resulting in just two cautions. His defending could do with some improvements but, generally, his pace gets him out of trouble and having made more successful dribbles than any other right-back (46) he makes it into our XI. 11last_img read more