By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is debunking statements reportedly made by President David Granger that its leader, Bharrat Jagdeo promised to assist the APNU+AFC government in recovering billions of dollars which cannot be accounted for under the previous PPP/C administration.
President Granger and the Opposition Leader recently met for the first time since the APNU+AFC took office and according to a report carried in the Kaieteur News on September 06, the President said that “I wouldn’t divulge what he said but from our conversation on Monday he was quite prepared to give advice on financial matters and in fact he mentioned some things which I am confident will help the government to recover some revenue and bring more money into our coffers. So he has been very friendly and cooperative. I look forward to a fruitful engagement.”
But when questioned about this, General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee told reporters at a press conference on Monday, September 07, 2015 that Jagdeo never made such statements to the President.
“I believe that is erroneous; I spoke to the former President on that report and we both agreed that it is an erroneous statement and I understand that he will be holding a press conference, not necessarily to deal with that, among other matters.”
When asked by iNews if the President is lying, Rohee responded:“Let Jagdeo say that.”