By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The accusations leveled against the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) by A Partnership of National Unity (APNU) of using state resources for political campaigning, race baiting and vote buying are not sitting well with PPP’s General Secretary, Clement Rohee.
He described the accusations as “cynical concoctions”, which he says have no credibility and respect for Guyanese and called on Leader of the APNU, David Granger to cease using the State resources he is entitled to.
“If Mr. Granger is so concerned about misuse of state resources, he should abandon and return all the resources he’s currently using as well as the benefits he receives from the State as Leader of the Opposition,” Rohee told a news conference at Freedom House yesterday, December 08.
When asked to respond directly to the accusations leveled against the Party, Rohee claimed he has no idea what the Opposition Leader spoke about.
“I have no idea what Mr Granger is speaking about. I believe this is just an attempt to raise a red herring because there’s nothing much for them to hang on to,” the General Secretary said.
On Friday last, Granger accused the PPP, including President Donald Ramotar of several breaches to the electoral practice among which is the use of state resources for its election campaign activities.
The Opposition Leader says a complaint has already been made to the Guyana Elections Commission but registered his fear that these complaints may not be investigated by the police accordingly under the stewardship of Rohee who has oversight for the police force.
Granger accused the government too of fear mongering, race baiting and vote buying.
On this note, President Ramotar at a recent press conference said “its absolute nonsense… that’s totally not true, they are fishing.”
The President reasoned “I think they realize that they are losing ground and they are trying to find a way.The ruling Party has never denied that it has started its elections campaign in wake of early general and regional elections.