APNU urges Aishalton residents to reject attempt to transfer Teacher involved in ‘Jagdeo slap’ saga

John Adams
John Adams

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is calling on the people of the South Rupununi village of Aishalton to reject the People’s Progressive Party’s attempt at what they believe is meant to derail the education of the children of that community.

The Party has come out in full support of school teacher John Adams who may be expelled and transferred from Aishalton after alleging that he was slapped by a Presidential Guard after heckling President Donald Ramotar during a community meeting in his village.

In a media release, the APNU noted that the education of the children of Aishalton must not be sacrificed on the “altar of political expediency.”

Reports surfaced a week ago along with a recording where a voice allegedly that of the President could be heard telling Adams that “you don’t know anything about Jagdeo; if he been here, he might have slap you, cause you stupid.”

Following the recording, Aishalton villagers are signing a petition to have Adams transferred because he has “shamed” the village.

In this regard, the APNU believes that the Aishalton presidential ‘feral blast’ and assault of Adams has garnered significant embarrassment for the PPP and as such they are resorting, “to tactics that can only work to the detriment of the children of Aishalton.”

“APNU strongly affirms that the education of the children of this nation must not be tampered with for narrow political gain or to save political face,” the release noted.

According to the APNU, Adams is the only Mathematics teacher in the entire South Rupununi.

“He has proven to be a very good teacher who is committed to the education of the children of the South Rupununi. Mr. Adams and the children of Aishalton should not be victimized for the boorish and un-presidential behavior exhibited by Donald Ramotar.”

The Party added that it, “wishes to assure the Amerindian people of the Partnership’s respect for the their right to public dissent, and that any dictatorial or unfavorable decision which is taken by the minority PPP/C Administration against Mr. John Adams will be reviewed by an APNU administration.”

APNU has called on all “concerned especially the people of the Upper Takatu–Upper Essequibo Region to resist the pressure being exerted by operatives of the PPP and stand up for the children of Aishalton and a better life for all Guyanese.”



  1. The politicizing and sensatioalising of this issue will result in justice not being done. Teacher in question is on TSC probation for misconduct and just prior to the President issue he allegedly committed further misdemeanours and the matter was pending.

  2. i think amerindians are geting the most benefits in this country from the government..some just ungrateful or they just dont understand politics


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