Attorney General and Peoples Progressive Party Central Committee Member Anil Nandlall says that he is unaware of any negative campaign mounted against him by members of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP).
Former Speaker of the National Assembly and PPP stalwart, Ralph Ramkarran in an article published in the Sunday September 8th edition of the Stabroek News, claimed that Nandlall failed to secure a space on the PPP’s Executive Committee because of this campaign against him.
When questioned by iNews whether the claim by Ramkarran is true, Nandlall said “I don’t know, ask the General Secretary,” since he is unaware of any campaign of that nature.
The former Speaker said it was surprising that Nandlall after securing 690 votes, placing him forth at the party’s recent congress in August last, he failed to secure a seat on executive committee.
Ramkarran said, “Mr. Nandlall is a rising star, was first elected to the central committee in 2006, paid his dues and is popular.”
He went onto explain that it was highly irregular for new entrants to surpass those who were on the Central Committee and be elected to the Executive Committee and believes that such a move was designed to keep Nandlall out.
Ramkarran concluded that it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for Nandlall to overcome his powerful opponents without support from either President Donald Ramotar or the party’s General Secretary Clement Rohee.
Ramkarran, who resigned from the party after 50 years of membership, alleging serious corruption in the party and by extension the country, is hopeful that Nandlall may opt for the long haul and hope for the best. [Kurt Campbell]