The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has written to the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) requesting that it launches an investigation to the breaches by the David Granger led Coalition Government, which could have grave consequences for Guyana, its people and national harmony
According Article 212 D of the Constitution of Guyana states the functions of the Ethnic Relations Commission include taking steps to “…monitor and review all legislation and all administrative acts or omissions relating to or having implications for ethnic relations…”
PPP’s Member of Parliament and Executive Secretary, Zulfikar Mustapha, in his letter to the ERC stated that in line with the Commission’s mandate, “I request that the Commission investigate the Coalition Government’s breach of Article 106 of the Constitution of Guyana, which would result in an illegal government after March 21, 2019 (the deadline for General for Regional Elections).
This coupled with Coalition Government officials’ actions, which polarize our people via the circulation of racially inciteful material on social media and via other platforms, will lead to an intensification of uncertainty and ethnic disharmony.”
He requested that the probe be treated expeditiously by the Commission and appropriate sanctions implemented to avert the perils of this dangerous path that the Coalition Government seems bent on leading Guyana down.