Granger to Nandlall: “A letter is a consultation?”


By Jomo Paul

Opposition Leader, David Granger

[] – Leader of the Opposition, David Granger has refuted claims by Attorney General Anil Nandlall that there was meaningful consultation between himself and President Donald Ramotar prior to the substantive appointment of Seelall Persaud as Police Commissioner.

Nandlall on Tuesday morning had told iNews that there was meaningful consultation between Granger and the President by stating that a letter was sent by the Opposition Leader to that effect.

But Granger told reporters that a letter does not constitute meaningful consultation.

“A letter is a consultation?…I wasn’t consulted. I did not attend any meaningful consultation within the meaning of article 211,” said the Opposition Leader.

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

According to Granger, the term meaningful consultation is clearly defined by Guyana’s constitution which stipulates that a meeting has to take place and notes have to be recorded.

He was adamant that nothing to this extent occurred between himself and the President concerning the confirmation of the Top Cop.

“I haven’t stepped into the Office of the President and I have not been consulted…I don’t know what’s the rush; the constitution calls for a process ” he said in response to iNews’ questions.