By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee believes the concept of national unity, embraced by his Party, is now being parroted by the Opposition Parties.
According to him, the Parties are now “sheepishly singing from the PPP’s hymnbook in an attempt to take credit for something they never genuinely cared about.”
He told reporters that the PPP has noted with specific interest statements emanating from the Alliance for Change (AFC) and surmised that it is merely another ploy to distract from the internal problems and media attention generated following damaging allegations of sexual assault leveled against a senior executive of the AFC.
According to Rohee, the PPP has always embraced inclusive governance, where every Guyanese can become meaningfully involved in the process of national development.
He could not state whether the PPP will pursue aggressively a government of national unity once it regains its parliamentary majority, which he was pellucid in pointing out the PPP is optimistic about.
“Simply pontificating about national unity as the Opposition is seeking to do is but placing roadblocks to major projects and blackmailing the country internationally,” Rohee said.
“The PPP calls on the Guyanese people not to be fooled by those who by the very actions have been responsible for the rupture of our economic and social fabric by putting roadblocks on a number of key developmental projects and by aligning themselves with forces that have been responsible with destruction of our democratic, economic and cultural institutions,” Rohee who read from a prepared statement added.
He said his Party is confident that the citizenry “will not be influenced by the empty rhetoric and delusion politics aimed at brainwashing young people into a false sense of security.”
He urged Guyanese to be aware of attempts by the Opposition to seduce them into things they lack capacity to deliver.
Rohee reasoned that Guyana is at a stage in its social – economic development where it is experiencing national democracy; adding that the input of all political and social forces are important in ensuring it realizes its full potential.