Home Letters Letter: Ramjattan and Nagamootoo have lost relevance
Moses Nagamootoo has seemingly retired from the fray, but Khemraj Ramjattan is seemingly joined at the hip with the destructive coalition cabal in attempts to again lead this country down a destructive path, apparently not seeming to realise he has lost relevance.
Former President, subsequent Leader of the Opposition, and current Vice-President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo called Ramjattan’s filibustering in Parliament during Budget 2017 debates “bluster”, as indeed it was, because Moses Nagamootoo and Khemraj Ramjattan have lost relevance in the coalition Government. Their support base in the AFC has eroded to the point of that party becoming obsolete.
In the pre-2015 General Elections, Guyana was at a crossroads – one road that would have added to the gains enjoyed by Guyanese post-elections of 1992, and one road that would lead this nation back into the days of the PNC administration, with the PNC-led cabal once more in charge of this country’s economy.
The PNC tsunami flattened this country and crushed the soul of this nation like a relentless juggernaut, until it was rescued by the collective efforts of some brave souls, chief among which was the PPP/C under the leadership of the indomitable Dr Cheddi Jagan; and Guyana was restored to democratic and progressive trajectory once more in October 1992.
But Dr Jagan’s PPP has always been betrayed by those it has espoused and empowered, to the detriment of the nation – Burnham being the foremost among all. Leading up to the 2011 elections, Guyana was once more held to ransom by the destructive and self-serving opposition collective and their satellite enclaves; but even more so by the betrayers of Dr. Cheddi Jagan: by such as Ramjattan and Nagamootoo, who, in pursuing their own agendas and vendettas, strove untiringly, ironically using their former affiliation with the PPP, to deliver this country and people into the hands of the PNC; to be exact, into the hands of Granger and other PNC dinosaurs, even though they knew full well the consequences of their actions.
However, ambition and hatred of Bharrat Jagdeo overcame their reason and subsumed their consciences and morals.
Ramjattan and Nagamootoo had forgotten the fate of late UF leader Peter D’Aguiar, who paid a dear price for trusting the PNC; but the latter was driven by conviction, while the former was propelled by ambition that has made them myopic and blind to the realities of the bottomless abyss of darkness they were once again leading this country into.
History has judged Peter D’Aguiar, and will no doubt similarly judge this infamous duo; but it is not too late for this country, because there is still a dynamic PPP/C that is imbued with the spirit of that Party’s iconic founder-leader, Dr Cheddi Jagan, to lead another epic, heroic fight to rid this nation of the oppression and suffering that the Guyanese people have endured in the past over the long, relentless, painful years of PNC mismanagement, dictatorship, and destructive practices.
Today the people have recognised that the coalition cabal is a destructive, oppressive, corrupt sham, and trust the leadership of the current PPP/C Administration.
The entire AFC has become obsolete, and Nagamootoo and Ramjattan have completely lost relevance in Guyana’s socio-political construct.
Yours very truly,