“It’s not like you see us begging” – Jagdeo wants clarity on National Unity proposal

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By Jomo Paul

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo.
Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has made it clear that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is not begging the APNU+AFC administration to be part of the government or the executive.

This is in response to a statement by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who chided the Party for wanting to choose who could lead the National Unity talks on behalf of the new government.

Jagdeo at a press conference on Friday, September 25 was clear that the PPP will not beg for a seat at the table of government.

“We can be choosers; it’s not like (we) went over and begged Nagamootoo to get us into government or the executive. It’s not like you see us begging to do that. We will keep an open mind on this issue,” said Jagdeo, a former two-term President of Guyana.

He stated that should the Opposition receive a clear and definitive word from President Granger on the issue, it would be more open to dialogue on National Unity.

“He (Nagamootoo0) said he is inviting us to form a National Unity government which is different from a National Unity Committee. He does not have the authority to make that offer, he is neither Head of State nor Head of Government,” Jagdeo posited.

The Opposition Leader is also pushing for some amount of clarity from the APNU+AFC administration, pointing out that there seems to be some amount of ambiguity on the topic of national unity.

“To even start talking about this issue, we have to define clearly, what it means. Until now there is still some ambiguity as to how it works…to talk about who will lead our team or their team is all premature,” he said.

7 COMMENTS

  1. This guy is an arrogant ass even when an opportunity presents itself to heal this Nation he displays his ignorance. Is it any wonder that the different ethnicities particularly Afro and Indo Guyanese are so intolerant of each other. Wonder where the example comes from. I’m with you Rohit despite his and others ill gotten wealth they are not yet arrested and the publics resources returned. Arrest this excuse for corruption PlEASE.

  2. I just love your comment you are right about Bar Rat, in my opinion he does not have the best interest in seeing Guyana strive with peace and prosperity what a loser. Thank God he is on the other side, of the table so to speak

  3. Mr Jagdeo, if I can call you that – Humility was never your strong suit. Tarry a while. Not too long from now yoy will be licking your vomit!!!!

  4. Your P.P.P./ C Filed an Election Petition. G.E.C.O.M Chairman acknowledge that the Results Declare with FAKE S.O.P.’s Don’t Rush, keep the Door Open.

  5. Jagdeo is behaving like an old paturiya, who beleives that she still got it somewhere locked down.
    The Berbice bridge should be left with those who believe that they can do what they want at their whims and fancies. Keep the water taxi running.
    You willl see the NA stelling striving again and ppl making a living.
    Honestly i dont trust Jagdeo neither do i want him to represent me at antthing.
    why are these cases to prosecute these good for nothing ppl taking so long.
    Why cant this government petitioned the organisations that have Jagdeo functioning in God knows what capacity to have him removed as they did Carl G.

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