[www.inewsguyana.com] – A letter, purportedly written by the late former President, Janet Jagan, has appeared in local newspapers today as a full page advertisement, attacking the credibility of her son, Dr Joey Jagan.
The advert states that just before Janet Jagan died, she asked her “close associate” to release the letter to show the public how her son “disrespected and betrayed his parents and PPP/C even when they were alive.”
The letter surfaced two days after the younger Jagan officially announced his endorsement of the APNU+AFC Coalition, citing that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) has moved away from the ideals of his father and founder of the PPP, former President, Dr Cheddi Jagan.
The letter details Mrs Jagan’s suspicion that Cheddi ‘Joey’ Jagan Jr had intentions to do things contrary to the Party and his parents, citing instances of his supposed anti PPP activities, such as engaging in protests.
According to the letter allegedly written by Mrs Jagan, her son is not to be trusted since he lied that former President, L.F.S Burnham was his Godfather.
“Our policy towards him must be in the early stages, to expose his lies, which will undermine his credibility as he did re to claim to have Burnham as his Godfather. We also have to stress that his mother is one of the ‘gang of eight’. And we cannot forget how he humiliated Cheddi when he squatted at the Electricity Corporation in 1995 or 6.”
The letter lamented Joey Jagan’s behaviour and treatment to his parents. The younger Jagan could not be reached for a comment on the letter. At a press conference on Monday, May 04, Jagan stated that he believes in shared governance, adding that it is time the Guyanese people vote for change.
In explaining his reason for throwing his support behind the coalition, he noted that during the 2011 elections, the PPP/C approached him to assist the Party along the campaign trail.
He agreed given the fact that a number of promises were made to him by the Party to better the lives of the Guyanese people; however according to him, the Party never lived up to those promises.
“I was used and discarded by the Party,” he stated.