Jagdeo shuts down Prime Minister’s National Unity proposal

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Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo

By Jomo Paul

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo
Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has blanked a proposal from Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on a National Unity Committee stating that he [Nagamootoo] does not have the authority to make such a proposal.

Nagamootoo recently announced that he has been appointed to head a committee that will engage the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on the idea of national unity.

However, Jagdeo at a press conference on September 08 declared that Nagamootoo’s utterances were not succinct enough to convince him that efforts were abound for national unity.

In fact, the Former President opined that the statements were just plain politicking from Nagamootoo, who did not have a welcoming reception at Whim where the announcement was made.

“I think he is prone to make those utterances without any real substance to them and I don’t think in this government he is authorized…because he can’t even secure the commitments that were made to him through the Cummingsburg Accord,” said Jagdeo.

The Opposition Leader also stated that he would prefer to receive such messages via President David Granger since he would treat him with more credibility.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo

“I have not seen that offer coming from the President and the President is the Head of State and he is the head of government and he has a substantial portfolio…I don’t think Nagamootoo can make that offer,” he said.

Both Jagdeo and Nagamootoo have a bitter past with much of it displayed on the campaign trail leading up to the May 11 General and Regional Elections with disparaging remarks from both sides.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Time to research Mahatma Ghandi’s readings. Amazingly he earned the respect and has been honored as a Father if civil peace amongst all nations. All we are saying us give peace a chance.

  2. To bridge the gap, venom needs to be turned from poison into medicine to bring about resounding peace. We are too small a country to propagate unhealthy racial divide. Anger is fear wrapped up in causing a domino effect for all the people in Guyana who voted for a peaceful nation.

  3. Moses have no character nor authority in government. APNU is pushing him into self-destruct mode. This man has venom to for the PPP.How can he bridge a gap between the 2 parties. MINISTER OF NEWS PAPER NAH…NAH. .PEOPLE.

  4. His Excellency, President David Granger aught to quickly treat with the arrogance of Jagdeo, and declare unambiguously the power and authority invested in the Prime Minister as he advances government’s business.
    Jagdeo and his corrupted haters must not be allowed to weaken this administration with their fake respect for the President.

  5. For you to . Suppport those ppp pimps hustlers thieves and crooks says one thing. “Show me your company” Get over it a change has come finally.

  6. The PM HON MOSES IS A HAPPY MAN WITH A DEAR WIFE CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN.BHARAT IS LOST LONELY,HELPLESS AND MISERABLE.lEAVE THE HON PRIME MINISTER ALONE BHARAT,YOU HAD YOUR TIME AND IT HAS EXPIRED.MOSES IS A MAN OF CLASS AND INTEGRITY BUT U HAVE NONE,U ARE TOO ANGRY AND BITTER,MOVE ON SINCE THE ENTIRE WORLD IS LOOKING AT YOUR CHILDISH BEHAVIOUR.STOP DIVIDING THE COUNTRY ALONG RACIAL LINE AND GO TO THE BARGAINING TABLE.YOU ARE TOO EVIL AND UNGRATEFUL.mOSES WAS THE ONE WRITING YOUR SPEECHES SO RESPECT HIS KINDNESS AND LEAVE THE INTELLIGENT,CLASSY AND PROFESSIONAL MAN ALONE.YOU ARE ALOOSER.

  7. Let’s not talk about road blocks claudeston messiah. An entire book can be written about APNU+AFC blocking progress in the last Parliament.

    Naga is a pompous idiot who has no power. He is indeed a paper Prime Minister. Why would Jagdeo want to hold talks with him. I say No Way.

  8. Jagdeo knows what he is talking about. The president should be making this overture not an impotent prime minister without any clout.

  9. NAGAMOOTOO IS A PAPER PRIME MINISTER –HE HAS NO AUTHORITY TO ENGAGE IN TALKS WITH DR. JAGDEO ON NATIONAL UNITY.

  10. claudeston, remember all the blocking in the last parliament? There are many, in fact, everything the last administration had planned to execute which would have transformed the country, was BLOCKED by the one seat majority in the national assembly.
    People like YOU TALK AND WRITE A LOT OF B–S and out of a position of absolute IGNORANCE
    Who blocked progress in the last parliament?

  11. Nagamootoo is in charge of the news paper what nonsense is trying to pull in Berbice,the people was laughing at him with scorn at Whim and he has no shame to face us and try to talk about national unity,he is a minister with out authority,Harmon is the Primeminister,Nagga is minister of news paper.

  12. Petty And Childish Politics-GUYANA:

    If Bharrat Jagdeo refuses to meet with the Prime Minister to discuss ways and means, to re-establish National Unity. Then I say, leave him out of the discussions, and embrace others who are so inclined.

    This is not the time to allow Elected Children to stop the advance towards Progress And National Reconciliation. Those who are not on board for National Unity, are against National Unity.

    That is how it MUST be perceived. And let the Commonweal be aware of these overtures and rejections, as they occur.

  13. Why dont they jusyt send this devisive crook to jail so that the peoples business can get on the way. He is a roadblock to progress. The fox and the grapes.

  14. Jagdeo is spot on. Nagas appears to have no power. Even Harpman seems to have more authority that him. Nagas needs to demand that APNU fulfills its commitments made in the Cummingsburg Accord to AFC. I don’t think that will ever be done. The coalition is like someone who wears a bunch of makeup to look pretty; it’s only a matter of time before the cracks begin to show.

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