By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – In responding to critics who do not take his suggestions seriously, Opposition Leader and former President, Bharrat Jagdeo says he considers himself to be a “credible messenger” in the eyes of the Guyanese people.
When questioned on Wednesday, December 09, 2015 during a press conference at Freedom House, Jagdeo said that his credibility will become more glaring while the APNU+AFC remain in government.
He told reporters that the people of Guyana want to see the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) back in office.
“As the days pass more and more, I am going to be justified, as the days pass…long before the term of this government ends, people would want the PPP because things are bad and it is getting worse; people will want the PPP back.”
According to Jagdeo, the PPP has a better manual for good governance, when compared to the David Granger led administration.
“Our management would look like a manual for good governance…compared to what they [government] have started and will continue to do. The PPP’s tenure in office would look like an IMF manual for good governance.”
The Opposition Leader further noted, “My credibility is on the ground. I see tons of people from the business community coming to meet with me now to say they’re clueless about what they’re doing.”
As it relates to economic stewardship, the former President said that the PPP can present a plan “tomorrow if you ask us in the PPP that would see a reversal of the economic fortunes facing this country. That brings credibility. What brings credibility is we have clarity on the environmental issues.”
According to Jagdeo, critics of the PPP should ask current government ministers why they have not submitted their statements of assets and income to the Integrity Commission.
“Members of the PPP have submitted over the years, their statement of income and assets to that entity, following the law. The people who been crying wolf, the same people on the other side, who been crying wolf, all the time, why don’t the Stabroek News or the bloggers ask them why for the past ten years, some of them have not submitted their statements of asset and income to the Integrity Commission, when they are required by law to do so and it is a criminal matter not to do so.”