[www.inewsguyana.com] – Senior journalist attached to the Kaieteur News, Leonard Gildarie has now broken his silence on the infamous profanity laced telephone conversation between himself and former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, making it clear that he and Nandlall were never ‘best friends’ or classmates at Queens College.
Gildarie decided to speak on the matter a few hours after Nandlall himself spoke publicly about the issue for the first time on the radio programme ‘Hard Talk’ aired on 90.1 Love FM on Sunday, July 06, where he advanced his position, contending that he did not fathom that his remarks would have been made public since he presumed he was speaking to a former classmate and not a journalist.
But Gildarie in a statement on his Facebook Page dismissed the remarks by Nandlall that they were friends.
“I am getting a little tired of this classmate thing…I have stayed quiet throughout this entire episode. Mr Nandlall again says I am his classmate…the DPP Ms Hack used the argument of classmates also. My statement to the police who came to my home to arrest me last year never mentioned anything of a best friend. Could Mr Nandlall say which classes we were in together at QC? We were best friends… where did we ever go for a drink?
“Who were my form master or mistress? Which year was I in? Does he know my parents? The answers will speak for themselves. The DPP erroneously concluded that because I was a school chum of Mr Nandlall then the statements has to be taken as such. How did the learned DPP arrive at that decision?
“Again I believe as a journalist I should not be making the news but rather writing it. It is unfortunate that Mr Nandlall cannot keep his mouth shut,” Gildarie said.
In October 2014, the recorded telephone conversation between the two was released by the Kaieteur News and went viral, with Nandlall detailing a possible ‘hit’ on the newspaper.
The recording prompted a criminal investigation by the Guyana Police Force and also saw calls and protests for Nandlall to be fired as Attorney General.