The People’s Progressive Party is adding its voice to the numerous calls being made for the People’s National Congress-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government to immediately make public the findings from the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (CoI).
During a press conference on Monday at Freedom House, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee demanded an explanation for the delay in the Report’s official release.
He also expressed that the parliamentary Opposition would most likely use the Report for political points.
“The question is why is the Government taking so long to put it on the GINA [Government Information Agency] website, they should release it to the public … the public deserves to see the contents of the Report, so the longer they dillydally and take to make up their mind what to do with it and think that the Opposition will take political mileage from it – well, naturally that is going to happen, but the longer they dillydally, the more speculations will increase…,” Rohee stated.
He refrained from commenting on the leaked contents of the Report, noting that the Party would issue a statement when Government officially handed over the document to it or made the Report public.
The leaked document has generated quite a storm of discourse, with commentators from all sections of society weighing in on the findings which confirmed the age-old notion that the Linden Forbes Burnham-led PNC Government was responsible for the assassination of Dr Rodney.
Both former President Donald Ramotar and Working People’s Alliance Executive Member, Dr David Hinds have commented on its findings, unanimously declaring that Dr Rodney’s comrades have been vindicated.