“Let Mr Jagdeo stay out of this race” – APNU/AFC Camp

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman. [iNews' Photo]

By Jomo Paul

T IS TIME Campaign Co-Chairs, Joe Harmon and Raphael Trotman. [iNews' Photo]
T IS TIME Campaign Co-Chairs, Joe Harmon and Raphael Trotman. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The A Partnership For National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition says it has noted recent statements by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo who had challenged candidates from the APNU/AFC to a pre-elections debate.

APNU/AFC Co Chair, Raphael Trotman at a press briefing on Friday March, 27, made it clear that the former President should not seek to insert himself in such issues.

“Let Mr Jagdeo stay out of this race; we are running against Mr Ramotar and Elisabeth Harper” said Trotman adding “there seems to be two people holding up the flag and saying I want to be President of Guyana…that’s where the PPP is concerned.”

The AFC founder pointed out too that he is unsure which individual is the Presidential candidate of the PPP/C given the prominence of the Former President on the Party’s campaign trail.

“I need to know whether it is Mr Jagdeo running for president or it is Ramotar because I see Jagdeo challenging people for debates coming front and centre, so is it that he is overshadowing Ramotar and he wants to come back as President? The public needs to know,” Trotman underscored.

Pointing to the current case before the Chief Justice where he is named as one of the defendants, Trotman said that an individual is seemingly thrusting the idea of Jagdeo returning to public office.

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews' Photo]
Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo. [iNews’ Photo]
“Somebody with very deep pocket seems to be driving this agenda to get Mr Jagdeo back on the ticket for April 7 and I have no doubt that it is causing tremendous discomfort in the Office of the President,” he speculated.

Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang is expected to rule on a court case that seeks to delimit the amount of times a person can serve as President on May 4, a few days before General and Regional Elections.

The Attorneys representing Cedric Richardson, who was named as the applicant in this matter, have stated that the constitutional reform restricting the amount of times a person could serve as President of Guyana should have been done by way of referendum.



  1. Mr Moderator:
    The PNC/APNU/AFC/ all FACEBOOK/ALL are opposing the Government.
    Why are they selecting who should help the PPP/C?
    Every week they seem make an adjustment and a different spin.
    Talk about insecure and insincere?
    They are going down on May 11th.
    On May 11th the airline seats will be fully booked.
    Destination – the ghettos in Harlem., New York. USA.

  2. Indeed they hate him because they are not him. Dr. Jagdeo is Guyana best economist by far. The entire opposition is afraid of him. The president can anytime debate and win them.

  3. Harmon, should be ashamed to speak knowing that the soldier is still in him. Guyanese know of Harmon and Granger involvements in all the missing AK47 rifles. Shame on you PNC stooges.

  4. Isn’t it hypocritical for Trotman to say this? Isn’t he Speaker. He isn’t running so why is he speaking? They are so afraid of Bharrat they can’t contain themselves.

  5. The APNU/AFC coalition should be happy that Jagdeo is on the campaign trail for the PPP. Everytime he opens his mouth, he convinces the electorate more and more that the PPP is corrupt. When Jagdeo spoke at Babu John and when he referred to people owning cars, he sounded like he was speaking off the top of his head. Everything he said stinks needs to be flushed.

    However, no one wants to get into any debate/argument with Jagdeo because certain types* of men know fuh buse down really good and Jagdeo know how fuh buse down real good.

  6. Politically, Dr. Barrat Jagdeo, will whip the opposition so bad, bust their backs and back sides and he will put salt on their wounds ……
    No mercy for these vultures, they will have to keep scavenging on dead meat. The opposition brains’ molecules are static…..The opposition is immune to development and progress.

  7. Former President Bharrat Jagdeo, this man is the worst nightmare for the opposition, after all, this is the man that put Guyana in the international arena, this is the man that set the pace and this man is part of the race. PPP with hit the red line leaving behind the critics critically wounded !!!!!

  8. The PNC, PNCR, PNCRIG, APNU, AFC or AFCAPNU cannot shut up Dr Jagdeo. The former President is a bonafide member of the PPP and WILL be on the campaign trail TO SPEAK OUT and expose the lies, bankruptcy and mismanagement of the PNC. The losers in the AFCAPNU aka PNC are AFRAID of Jagdeo. No one outside the PPP can dictate who should speak on behalf of the PPP. Jagdeo will be there.

  9. Fear, and more fear in the PNC camp! Raphel Trotman, and Joseph Harmon put together with all of their cronies together cannot match with Dr. Barrat Jagdeo, that is why they are so afraid of that Indian “Taria” They don’t want Jagdeo to speak and/or represent his PPP party. They want to battle only with Guyana future President and Prime Minister. REALLY! WOW!!!
    Let’s see, A fight with two PPP against Trotman, Harmon, Cristopher Ram, Granger, Nagamootoo, (the snake) Ramjattan, Green, Glen Lall, Greenidge, Jones, Slolmon, Ramkarran, Corbin,Vanessa Kissoon, Freddie Kissoon, Benshcop, etc. etc. and over a hundred of PNC letter writers, not excluding all of Kaieteur news reporters.
    Dr. Jagdeo is so much that the PNC/AFC members would never be. In simple term,
    They hate him because they can’t be him!!!!! That’s right they can’t touch his level of intelligence.


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