By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke says he was told that the shooting at Congress Place on Sunday during the Party’s Congress was aimed at “scaring off” people who nearly trampled on a woman.
When questioned, Clarke could not provide the name of the person who fired the shot but he made it clear that the matter is being investigated since persons were not permitted to enter the Congress with any weapons.
The alleged shooter, Linden Primo was caught last evening by the Police at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, when he attempted to board a flight to the United States of America. He has since been arrested.
“No one is ever allowed in our Congress to carry firearms. I am told that the crowd had become so raucous at the entrance of the auditorium that a lady was knocked to the ground and all sorts of things happened. I was not there but I was told that had happened and as a result of which, this gentleman used his weapon and as I said we don’t allow people to walk with weapons but this gentleman he used his weapon to scare off the people trampling the lady and so on, that is what I was told but the matter is being investigated,” Clarke told reporters today.
He maintains that the PNCR does not know who the shooter is.
“There is an investigation taking place. I have not seen a report of the investigation. That report should tell us who is the person, where the person came from. All I know is that the person who is alleged to have shot this thing was somebody who our Returning Officer had engaged to help him in the process he was involved in.”