DPP was pressured to recommend charges against Westford – PPP

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Former Public Service Minister, Jennifer Westford.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali Hack
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali Hack

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was pressured to recommend criminal charges against its “members of the Party”, referring to the saga involving former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford.

The PPP in a statement claims that it has taken note of efforts by the “Granger Administration to persecute PPP members using the Police and the Courts to do so. The Party wishes to remind of statements made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, who was quoted in sections of the media as saying, “I think there is a lot of pressure on the relevant ministers to ensure that people are prosecuted.”

According to the PPP, Greenidge’s statement is not the only one which is centrally directed to exert pressures on the DPP’s Chambers, the police and ultimately the courts.

“Clearly, the aim is to achieve a goal that is consistent with a political-motivated agenda of the Granger Administration. The PPP, therefore, urges the DPP’s Chambers, the Guyana Police Force and the Judiciary, to act independently of any political interference.”

Former Public Service Minister, Jennifer Westford.
Former Public Service Minister, Jennifer Westford.

“Moreover, the PPP registers its concern over the increasing attempts by Granger and his cohorts to give orders and directives to constitutional office holders, which by its very nature, constitutes a serious threat to our democracy and the erosion of the doctrine of separation of powers,” the statement noted.

On Tuesday, July 28, the DPP advised that Westford and Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings be charged for the illegal transfer of at least eight government vehicles in her name and that of her husband.

18 COMMENTS

  1. Emile, unless Mr, Williams table legislation to mandate minimum academic qualifications for el president and cabinet, the PPP Exco. will provide haven for fellas like Rohee and the other goons. And that still begs the question: Why was Nandlall so quietly excluded from the Group of X in the party’s last Congress?

    Communism failures has been aggravated by this mentality.

  2. “ditto” …. but why’s jagdeo, Nandlall, Anthony, and others sweeping that under the carpet? Cheddi was a lamentably ineffective opposition leader (argueably); Forbes capitalized on that and mounted a legacy tarnished beyond fixing. There is no wisdom in quarelling over sins and weaknesses; we must halt this racial rhetoric, NOW!

  3. Rohee is such a dim wit, it is best he shut that whole in his face. A thief is a thief. you do the crime, you do the time. The DPP was pressured under the PPP to do contrary to her dignified office. now she is doing her job the way it should be done. LET JUSTICE PREVAIL!!

  4. it’s the ppp that’s full of hypocrisy and it stinks to hell.
    they have no leg to stand on. the were in bed with the gun runners, cocaine runners and the other criminals. many ppp ministers literally got rich overnight
    and you have to gall to talk about pnc. burnham dead and gone, but the ppp
    soupies were instructed to talk about that after the ppp pillaged the country,
    and treasury, gave away/stole assets belonging to the people of guyana.
    the death squad killed many people without a trial. you need to check you slip
    it is showing. you were fed the ppp rancid soup and your brains fell out.

  5. abby you live in back dam. where was your outrage at gadraj black squad that killed hundreds of people under your criminal ppp cabal. you were silent because it was not your kind right. oh but now when your criminal ppp are being charged for their criminal acts you holla. you will keep hollering for many moons to come, as the criminal ppp is going down!

  6. is anyone going to hold the PNC accountable for the TERROR committed by the “House of Israel” THUGS?
    Under the PNC Regime the National Treasury was LOOTED by the PNC Cabinet Ministers.
    Minister HOPE stole Millions and is now living in a mansion in Connecticut.
    The PNC Regime used RAPE as a TERROR Weapon against anyone who dared to question the Petty Tyrant Burnham!
    The HYPOCRISY is stunning!

  7. Patience is the watch word all in good time get all the facts right then deal with them lawfully Rohee has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt tha he is illiterate more is yet to come .patience patience will soon open your eyes.

  8. About time she does the impartial work post demands… Under the previous administration many felt as though they couldn’t act with independence. I do believe some acted with self preservation in mind and took the spoils anyway. However, DPP should step down as she is a reflection of everything corrupt under previous government

  9. jail all the thieves…these guys were pretending to be clean, they apparently made burnham time look good!!

  10. Rasheed you are so on point. What does these guys want. So now someone_ the ex minister can take all those cars have them gifted to her husband, friend and herself called (stealing) still a crime I believe and putting her before the court is wrong. It just goes to show what these crooks allowed while in government it was a free for all. If it feels good do it. Well all that thieving is over. These guys are criminals.

  11. I have seen a lot of dumb statements from the PNC. Greenidge and company sound dumb when speaking. I thought the PPP was better. Holy crap, was I wrong. This is a race to see who is dumber. This statement from the PPP has zero logic. If their ministers and administrators thief, gather the evidence and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. I know Westford and Cummings. They behave as if they own the Public Service Ministry. Westford was a smart lady, but Cummings was dumb.

  12. Mr. Rohee still thinks that the office of the DPP is still under the PPP’s control as obtained in the past. The DPP is now functioning in a manner that befits the office she holds. Has the DPP reported to you moronic pppites that she feels pressured into making certain determinations? Her past performance has not been that stellar, hence she is free to STEP DOWN if she feels uncomfortable doing what she is duty bound to do.

  13. It appeared to me as though this case was placed on the back burner with the eventual objective of letting it die a slow death, but the PPP, led by loud mouth Rohee, went on the offensive accusing the coalition regime of making bland allegations of corruption without laying any charges. He was targeting the gullible base, but the message was also received by the authorities, and so the matter went from back burner to front burner to frying pan. Jagdeo screwed up the PPP, but Rohee is going to bury it?

  14. THIS UTTER RUBBISH IF A CRIME WAS COMMITTED THEN THEY SHOULD BE MADE ANSWERABLE REGARDLESS WHO THEY ARE/WERE

  15. b/s B/S, B/S, THE WHOLE PPP , NEED TO BE LOCKED UP, YOU ARE GODS, UNTOUCHABLE, every time the goverement, uncover you quick to put a lable, the ppp, is so SELFISH, JUST FOR THE RECORD I AM EAST INDIAN, YOU GUYS , THE PPP, HAS ,NO MORALS, , A THIEF IS A THIEF. AND NEED TO BE PROCESS, ………. PPP, LAY DOW AND DIE, LEAVE THE GOVERMENT ALONE, ..LET THEM DO THEIR WORK, IS EITHER YOU WANT PROGRESS IN YOUR COUNTRY, OR SHUT UP, WE GOING TO FIND YOU, OUT , ONE BY ONE

  16. The DPP had to be pressured to recommend charges against a pair of THIEVES? Well what kind of DPP is that? That is what she/he is there for! To ensure that justice is served on behalf of the people against THIEVES. Now she is doing her job.

  17. This is not just a transfer of vehicles . This is grand auto theft. It is a criminal activity, which both parties are Ware of. All the other parties should be charged also for being in possession of stolen goods. This is a democracy in which no one including the PPP IS ABOVE THE LAW.

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