Jagdeo as Opposition Leader part of PPP rebrand – Nandlall

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Former Presidents, Bharrat Jagdeo (left) and Donald Ramotar.

By Jomo Paul

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall
Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Executive Member of the People’ Progressive Party (PPP) Anil Nandlall has revealed that part of the PPP’s intended plan to rebrand the Party is the placement of Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo as the Leader of the Opposition.

Nandlall was at the time speaking on Hard Talk aired on 90.1 Love FM on Sunday, July 05, where he stated that the Party’s rebrand process may be moving at a slow pace, but it is happening.

Nandlall, when questioned about the possible appointment of Jagdeo as Opposition Leader, pointed out that the Party needs an experienced person to mold the younger members

“You heard a lot about the Party reinventing itself, the Party is rebuilding, the Party is introspecting itself – this is part of the process…There are number of young leaders who will have to take some time to acclimatize themselves…..While that is taking place you need someone to hold the fort,” the Former Attorney General said on the radio programme.

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews' Photo]
Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews’ Photo]
Nandlall was also questioned about dissenting view within the Party including that of former PPP Candidate Clinton Urling and PPP Member Dr Vindyi Persaud, where he noted that there will also be differing views within a mass based political organisation.

“We act as a collective, it’s a collective of many many people, and if you have unanimity of views of issue all the time then something is fundamentally wrong,” said Nandlall.

Former Speaker of the National Assembly and PPP Executive Member Ralph Ramkarran has revealed that former President Donald Ramotar only received nine out of 35 votes within the Party’s executive to return to the National Assembly as Opposition Leader.

Ramkarran believes that the selection of Jagdeo “by the Central Committee of the PPP as its nominee for Opposition Leader seals that party’s fate in opposition for decades to come, unless the APNU+AFC coalition underperforms or unravels.”

“With no intention by the ruling clique of giving up power, the return of its younger MPs and a sprinkling of new faces to Parliament, would be mere window dressing. This new generation of leaders stands no chance of influencing policy to rebuild the PPP or unite the country,” he also stated.

16 COMMENTS

  1. If Mr.Ramkarran had really loved the PPP and all it stood for in the past he should have stayed and be part of the rebuilding process ! It’s no point shouting from the the outside! Go back Sir that is home for you and most of them, say what you like !

  2. The crime is worse now that the PNC?AFC is in office,Who is getting large now?Wait for another year and see how we will join lines for flower and sugar,this government have no clue where to start from,guess what people there is no money so all we promise during the election campaign we cant give ,we are going bankrupt soon,there is no money but Nagga want 18 million renovation to the Prime Minister house,this is all the greed for power ,that is the change we voted for,hard times are facing us .

  3. A liar, thief and hypocrite! A man who refused to open a door to woo a wife, want to woo that vital percent of voters, to be king again. A man full of self loathing and frustrations. Leave the impotent fool to his own devises. The die is cast. Today, Mr. Ramotar, tomorrow, Mr. Rohee and the other gut-less puhars and corhees of the central committee. Bye, Bye, PPP!

  4. HAHAHAHA… GOT THE BEST SEAT AND MY POPCORN. LET THE SHOW BEGIN! NANDLALL PLAYING THE FOOL, EVERYONE KNOWS JAGDEO HATES HIS ASS! HHAHAHAHA… WE ALSO KNOW JAGDEO IS A VINDICTIVE BIATCH, AND HE WILL CUT NANDLALL TAIL WHEN HE LEAST EXPECTS…. LOOKING AT THE CIRCUS CATCHING FIRE!!!!!

  5. Jagdeo was not a bad president but I think he may be a better opposition leader. He did some okay things for the economy but there was too much emphasis on big projects. In any event there was growth in the economy despite many security problems caused by people like Fineman, Skinny, and those guys from the Gulf. I want to give the man a chance because even if we don’t like him politically he was an elected president and any patriot should respect that fact. Tell me if I am wrong in saying that. Don’t get me wrong, because I did not agree with some things BJ did as president but many things people saying are too harsh and many of the things said are simply not true.

  6. BARAT SHOULD BE LOCKED UP WITH ALL HIS NICE DELAGATION, OF THIEVES, WE DO NOT WANT , THESE PEOPLE TO RUN AS OPPESATION LEADER, THEY NEED TO BEHELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HOW HOW THEY RAN THE COUNTRY, THE PPP SHOULD BE DIS BANDED AS A POLITICAL PARTY, AND ALL THIER FORMERS MINISTERS SHOULD BE BANNED FROM HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE , MR GRANGER, YOU ARE QUIET ABOUT THESE, PEOPLE, IF ALL THIER WORNG DOINGS IS GOING TO BE LIKE SWEEP UP UNDER THE MAT, THERE IS GOING TO BE A BACK LASH, THE PPP IS NOT INSTRETED IN BUILDING THIS COUNTRY, THEIR SHOULD BE DISCLOUSRE, AND PROPER ETTEQUTTE , FOR MEMBER OF PARALEMENT
    IT LIKE HAVING , YOU FALL, AND NO MEMBERS BUT THE OPPISATION, IS THERE
    AND THEY WILL NOT STRETCH OUT THIER HAND TO HELP YOU, MR GRANGER, THINK ABOUT KING SOLOMAN, IN THE OLD TESTEMENT, AND HOW HE USED HIS WISDOM TO RUN HIS COUNTRY, IT LIKE HAVING SATAN IN PARELIMENT , SATAN MUST NOT STAND ON THE GROUND , AS MEN OF GOD,
    THEY NEED TO KNOW THIER PLACE, , IF THEY DO NOT KNOW IT, THE PEOPLE WILL SHOW THEM, …….TAKE HEED OF GOD ENEMIES

  7. Anil the PPP will find it difficult to rebuild its image with Jagdeo at the helm,The credibility issue will forever haunt them and i predict the party has just committed suicide.
    The APNU/AFC Govt will now have more reasons to reveal all the details of bad deals and corrupt activities in the press as a daily dose of what they did when in government.
    We see 36m to CPL every Guyanese thought that it was Limacol money because they owned the team.
    I ask the Government to do the following:
    1. Publish the feasibility study of the fibre optic cable. That Alexi say is too expensive to fix.
    2.The sale of the GTT shares what is the bottom line of this issue
    3. The CLICO / Berbice bridge issue who were the ppl that benefited from the deal.

    PPP WHAT DECEIT YOU WEAVE

  8. This man is the ULTIMATE KING LIAR. HE sprouted that he was not interested in any JOB in Guyana before the election and here he is as opposition leader. How3 can people trust him -King Liar.

  9. I believe,Jagdeo is the (WPA) worst possible alternative for the leadership of the PPP/C party.If he is a racist,as he appears to be,with the racist comments he made during the campaign season,this once vibrant party during the 50s and 60s under the Jagans, is doomed for failure,and I tend to agree with Urling even more so now.Unless he has somehow made a turnaround in his lifestyle,his poor morality and cussing out behavior and ability will do him more harm than good,he`s a poor role model,hence the DEATH of the party,who else can take up the mantle anyway?

  10. if the minister of security along with mr.granger and nagamotoo don’t find a way to put up jagdeo nandlall rohee ,and the rest of the phantom and dead squid crime will not scease, these crimes are well planed ,these victims are studied these victims probable use to give large to pppc campaign in previous elections ,and didn’t give nice in 2015 or not at all so they are targeted to put fare in indian people to make them hate the government ,so when jagdeo rohee and anil past a no confidence vote on the government the people will come out to protest the government . I hate these crimes against my Indian brothers and sisters .

  11. Although Roger Khan is locked up in a NY prison, he’s still controlling things in Guyana; why else, would the PPP consider Bharrat Jagdeo as their leader????

  12. There is no re-branding or re-inventing the PPP by appointing Jagdeo as the new leader, because Jagdeo is the single biggest reason the PPP is out of power today. His brazen racism also should not allow him to be treated as a respectable leader of a multi-racial society.
    Moreover, I don’t believe the coalition government can insist on shared governance with a Jagdeo-led PPP given his own history in government. He deserves to be appearing before commissions of inquiry for the myriad criminalities of his government.
    We now have to wait and see whether Justice William Ramlall will save Jagdeo from going to trial at Whim, or whether Jagdeo will be found guilty as charged by private citizen Chris Ram. A guilty verdict means Jagdeo cannot hold public office again, so have the phones been worked between Freedom House and the Court House?

  13. Enough of this Jagdeo who has only rape and divided our country. Come on PPP members get some back bone and stand up for Guyana. It is time to move away with the “awe” leadership and put intelligent people who has a vision for growth and prosperity for all Guyana.

  14. Great move PPP I suppose you adhere to the maxim “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” well I have news for you jadgeo is broken his only authentic idea that has taken hold of your party was how to rob Guyana blind. You fools must be just as devoid of fresh and new ideas as he to put this crook back as leader of your party. Obviously it does not occur to you that it was under his lack of leadership. – elected and defacto you lost both elections. But keep him please the longer he is around the more the Guyanese people will have that eye opening moment about how toxic he is.

  15. Agree with Former Speaker of the National Assembly and respected PPP Executive Member Ralph Ramkarran. Not a good example for Leadership role especially to the millenials who deserve better. Even, the older and elder supporters need a positive and vibrant leader; not a cuss-bird, seeming racist in speech, The country, rather the PPP needs a uniter , not a divider. Time for all Parties to work together for the common good. The opportunity should be taken to work together as recently expressed (and even desired by the F/L of the PPP, the late Cheddie Jagan and also the late Desmond Hoyte) by Pres Granger and I want to believe, PM Nagamootoo. The countries resources are to be utilised for the benefit of ALL the People – there are opportunities to work together to attract local and foreign investors. Keeping the crime rates down are essential. Guyanese need confidence to move around. The future of Guyana is in the hands of sane thinking Leaders and equally,in the hands of the young people. The present Government is doing its best. The country, under the PPP in the last twelve years or so,became the ‘property’ of one person with massive corruption all around. This is evident as many are now fleeing the sunken ship. More yet to come from the current ‘case’
    Well, the situation has changed and there are reasons to believe, Guyana is on the right track and momentum can be gained with a new PPP approach – the PPP has a responsibility to its diehard supporters.
    Best wishes to all Guyanese – Unite and Develop your Country – for your children and children’s children….

  16. Mr Jagdeo needs to step aside and let the young up and coming leaders have a chance. Mr Ramotar was never the Presdent of Guyana. Jagdeo was using him as a puppet and I think it was sad. Power is something once you get it you never want to give it up.Mr Jagdeo will NEVER step aside. Mr Jagdeo is really telling Guyanese that no one can run guyana better than him which is not true. He had his turn to run guyana and did a good job in some areas bad in others. If the PPP did such a good job running guyana they would have won by a LAND SLIDE this time around but they did not.

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