By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A small group of activists are not pleased with the news that Former President Bharrat Jagdeo will be heading to Parliament as the Leader of the People’s Progressive Party Opposition.
The activists, who mounted a Tuesday midday protest outside of Freedom House on Robb Street, want Jagdeo to be recalled by the PPP from being Opposition Leader.
They also want Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Former Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran to be disqualified from entering parliament.
“How can the opposition leader in Guyana perform his national duty when he is perceived not only to be a racist but to be someone who has made the worst sociological statements against African Guyanese?” questioned Freddie Kissoon, who was among the protesters.
According to Kissoon, Jagdeo has no moral authority to represent the interests of Guyanese people as the Leader of the Opposition and will be pursuing his myopic interests.
“He will have an office that is funded from the treasury and he will be performing a narrow ethnic task. No, that is unacceptable; he should be recalled as Opposition Leader because he is racist,” the Columnist added.
Meanwhile, Red Thread President, Karen DeSouza was also on the picket line to voice her objection.
“Ramsaran and Nandlall have demonstrated that…they are abusers of power and I don’t understand how they are putting abusers of women into the parliament” said DeSouza.
The Leader of the 1823 Monument Coalition, Penda Guyan told iNews that she would not support an “outright racist” and a “terrorist” in the legislative arm of government.