No “widespread abuse” of State resources for political campaign – President

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President David Granger has maintained that there was no “widespread abuse” of State resources for political purposes at the behest of his Government for the recently-concluded Local Government Elections (LGE) campaign, and indicated that it is rather petty to consider the usage of State-assigned vehicles to transport government ministers to political meetings as an “abuse”.

apnu1Granger said that it is practically impossible for him to not use State resources whilst conducting activities on behalf of his political party – the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Coalition.

“I don’t see how it is possible for me to not use State resources. I couldn’t refuse to go without my security, I couldn’t refuse to go without official transport,” he explained as he responded to numerous concerns mounted by sections of society regarding the Administration’s usage of taxpayers’ money for campaigning purposes.

This is despite the fact that the APNU/AFC had complained in the past of the usage of State-assigned vehicles to take government ministers to political rallies.

“There is a difficulty in expecting the ministers to leave their security behind, to leave their official vehicles behind and just go walking about without protection. So I think that the use of official support has been minimal and I have not seen any evidence of abuse of State resources,” he stated.

The APNU and AFC whilst in Opposition had raised concerns about the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) access to public financing for its political campaigns. The PPP/C had denied the allegations.
Now in Opposition, the PPP/C is accusing the APNU/AFC government of same.

In the run-up to the Local Government Elections, the PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee had expressed concerns about the government’s alleged blatant utilisation of State funds for electioneering purposes.

Of recent, the Party expressed its intention of raising the matter in the National Assembly. In a statement, the PPP/C demanded a full-scale investigation into the allegations.
The Party also called on the international community to take note of this “troublesome development”.

 

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. SideKick you are moron to compare the knuckle head in the usa to this demented incompetent fool in guyana–the knuckle head ppl starving and killing each other while he rides around at the tax payers expense.The demented one thinks he is the messiah and has done a darn thing but spend the ppl money to entertain himself and fellow morons.

  2. No “widespread abuse” of State resources for political campaign – President.
    Granger said that it is practically impossible for him to not use State resources whilst conducting activities on behalf of his political party – the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Coalition.
    Well Graingehheh did admit that he did in fact used taxpayers money.
    What do we have now is two political parties using state funds?
    Or Graingheheh PNC are the only ones that used state funds and not AFC?
    By the time these two thug done with Guyanese nothing will be left for the taxpayers.

  3. The security guard in full force do as I say not what I do–dictator who cares about a certain ethnic group only as quite visible in the pic.This is what dictators do —more to come stay tuned this is a continuation of the Burninhell mantra..

  4. It’s a shame these kids from both political parties start governing, too many dumb claims… Eye for an eye. I wish they can have a boxing match in parliament like the guys in Indonesia .

  5. This complaint by the PPP is so foolish and petty the president of the United States uses Air Force One to campaign. The PPP has become an empty shell.

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