By Jomo Paul
[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.
“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.