Former Guyanese Head of State, Donald Ramotar, is highly concerned about the manner in which the eight-month-old APNU+AFC administration is utilising the country’s security forces which he deems to be a blatant ‘misuse’.
He told INews that in light of a recent controversial covert operation being botched, and reports surfacing that the army had been “tracking down people” it has since caused many persons to become alarmed at this fact.
“I am just concerned about the fact that the army was involved in tracking down people and following people. The President, Mr David Granger himself is on record saying that the army and the police should have separate functions and now he doesn’t want a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to explain to the Guyanese people what the army was doing, following a child who has no relationship with anything,” Ramotar charged.
The former Head of State pointed out that President Granger cannot speak from “both sides of his mouth” on such issues where he is declaring that the army must not be involved with the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and at the same time ranks of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) begins “following people” around.
“What is the army actually doing? What has happened with Winston Brassington’s daughter to have the Intelligence in the army following her around? This has led to the unnecessary deaths of three people,” Ramotar posited.
According to the former President, such action is a clear indication of the direction in which this country is heading.
“We have a military government in civilian garbs,” Ramotar added.
He reiterated the call for a CoI to be launched into the botched operation which resulted in the death of Sergeant Pyle, his wife Stacy and a canter truck driver when their vehicles collided with each other on Carifesta Avenue on the night of December 30th, 2015. (Kristen Macklingam)