[www.inewsguyana.com] – The ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) is outraged; accusing US Ambassador Brent Hardt of once again displaying his “proclivity for petty, partisan and unadulterated anti-government politiking as he draws the final curtain on his tenure as US Ambassador to Guyana.”
The PPP was making reference to Hardt’s recent statements while addressing a function hosted by Blue CAPS.
According to the Party, “he launched into barrage of undiplomatic tirades, while mockingly referring to statements emanating from the Party in respect of the holding of Local Government elections in Guyana.”
To this end, the PPP said Hardt’s remarks were most regrettable; adding that he unreservedly used the Blue Caps forum to stir up controversy and level political invective against the General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee.
“In this way, he has exposed to the Guyanese public the hidden political agenda of the Blue Caps Organisation by unfrocking it as a handmaiden set up to accomplish clear political objectives,” a statement from the Party said.
Further the statement pointed out that while Clinton Urling, Head of Blue CAPS, has been busy trying his best to convince many that the Blue Caps has no political agenda, the US Ambassador has declared to the contrary and in fact has laid bare what Urling was trying so hard to conceal.
“Urling is now saddled with the herculean task of repairing the damage which Hardt has inflicted on the fledgling Blue Caps outfit.”
“It is to be regretted that the outgoing US Ambassador rather than focusing on economic diplomacy and promoting Guyana as a country to which US business entities should invest, preferred to meddle in the internal political affairs of a sovereign country.
“Breaching all diplomatic protocols, Mr. Hardt launches a barrage of anti-government farewell salvos towards the Office of the President and Freedom House, headquarters of the People’s Progressive Party. He even goes so far as to evoke the revered name of Cheddi Jagan to suit his political posturing and gaffe in respect to democracy and elections in Guyana.”
The PPP says as it bids farewell to the Ambassador, it hopes that he will mend his ways wherever he may be posted in pursuit of his future endeavours.