[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has responded to concerns raised by a group of protestors who are calling on the Party to rescind its nomination of Bharrat Jagdeo as Leader of the Opposition.
According to the Party, the protest was conducted by “some known-perennial oppositionists who” chose not to address other important issues affecting Guyanese at the moment.
As a matter of fact, the PPP says that Jagdeo’s appointment as Opposition Leader has received overwhelming support from Guyanese here and abroad.
“Dr. Jagdeo’s re-entry into active politics and more so to the National Assembly has received the overwhelming support from Guyanese at home and abroad.Therefore, this latest public display by the usual suspects is laughable, especially with the many grave human rights violations taking place under the hands of the David Granger-led de facto government,” a release from the Party stated.
The PPP says the protestors fail to see the spiralling crime rate where innocent and law-abiding Guyanese are “being killed almost daily by bandits, because of the de facto government’s failure to present a workable security plan.”
“We, therefore, urge these malcontents to stop playing political mind games with Guyanese and do exactly what they are receiving donor community funds to do, that is, to work towards ensuring the de facto government ceases trampling on the rights of citizens of this country,” the release stated.
The activists, who mounted a Tuesday midday protest outside of Freedom House on Robb Street also also want Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Former Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran to be disqualified from entering parliament.
The Leader of the 1823 Monument Coalition, Penda Guyan told iNews that she would not support an “outright racist” and a “terrorist” in the legislative arm of government.