Former Press and Publicity Officer under the former PPP/C administration, Kwame McCoy said the extent of nasty politics, hate and spite being directed at him and other Afro-Guyanese in the People’s Progressive Party, in such “fast and furious manner”, must be condemned outright.
McCoy, in a statement this afternoon, said he is overtly convinced that the “barrage of political plots” has been designed to make him a victim of the People’s National Congress (PNC) –type politics of targeting Afro-Guyanese in the forefront of the PPP for all sorts of harassment.
“The pernacious political persecution and witch-hunt is obvious, active and vicious at this time of our history. No doubt those with their sinister objectives and ulterior motives are set to destroy my character…most Guyanese witnessed last Monday’s (February 22, 2016) episode of the kind of political behaviour as displayed outside the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and to which I have been subjected most of my adult life…political players outside the Court sufficiently exposed the diabolic plan at work,” McCoy said in his statement.
Meanwhile, the Former Press and Publicity Officer slammed a Kaieteur News article published today under the title ‘Kwame McCoy gun butt victim says he was forced to flee Guyana’ stating that by printing such a story the newspaper is demonstrating its “anti-PPP loyalty” in collaboration with those in command of an archaic and oppressive political agenda.
“This article no doubt plays into the design to present me as a violent person in the first place. The conviction against my name is currently under appeal and for that reason I don’t wish to go too much into details at this time, except to recognise the extent to which some people would go to destroy your character for political gains. The other party in this matter, Mr. Stewart, is absolutely aware that his political stunt paid off because I am the one who got a wrong deal as a victim of miscarriage of justice,” McCoy said.
He also stated that time will reveal the level of the other party’s “wickedness”. McCoy explained that it was not until the recent Court appearance that he knew who Stewart was (meeting him for the first time).
McCoy further stated that there was never any altercation between himself and Stewart and that it must be noted that the man had no witness to support his claim of a story which allegedly occurred on the busy Durban Street thoroughfare.
“Mr. Stewart used two of his friends to extract money out of me in this matter. I never acceded to his demand because of the certainty of my innocence. One of his friend with whom I share an excellent relationship did confide in me that he was the kind of individual who would make such allegations for the purpose of money…I have never contemplated, initiated or executed a crime,” McCoy maintained.