[www.inewsguyana.com] – Attorney – at – Law Basil Williams, lawyer representing the interest of the People’s National Congress (PNC) at the ongoing Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI) has threatened to sue any Journalist or media entity that libels him.
Williams is very displeased with some of the reports carried in the local media following yesterday’s hearing.
“I will sue them all; I don’t know what they are talking about. Any paper that libels me, as I have done in the past, I will sue them,” he told iNews this morning.
According to reports, Chairman of the Inquiry, Sir Richard Cheltenham was forced to suspend the hearings yesterday for several minutes following the “disruptive behaviour” of Williams.
The lawyer was reportedly reprimanded several times during the proceedings after he became “agitated” by the commission’s objections to his line of questioning.
But according to Williams these reports are misleading. “They have to report accurately because people are listening … any reporter or news agency that distorts anything that I say I will take them to court , including you too,” he said; adding that “Im the first man that did my cross examination and I left, they suggested that I walked out I don’t know what they meant by that.”
Meanwhile, Williams continues to maintain that the COI is “a witch hunt for political expedience on part of ruling People’s Progressive Party and it is being shown.”
“Everything goes smoothly until I’m on the floor, then the Chairman and Commissioners keep interrupting, there Seems to be a pattern when I am cross examining that I attract a lot of intervention,” he added.
Williams continued “these foreigners come to Guyana and suspended our laws… They have allowed people to come and say I think and in my opinion and all kinds of nonsense, so how can they say I breached a rule.”
According to Williams he received instructions to questions the impartiality of the Chairman.
“I gave him many chances to prove wrong the belief that he is bias. I have found and the country has found that the commission’s chairman is bias… I am saying that we cannot allow foreigners to come into our country and have a license to criticize and prevent me from doing my work.”
Williams has reiterated his call for the Brother of the deceased, Donald Rodney to be brought to testify so that an end can be brought to the ongoing inquiry which he says is not likely to reveal any truth about the death of the Guyanese Historian and Politician.