Ramotar responds to Granger – “No need to remind me about upholding the Constitution”

Opposition Leader, David Granger and President Donald Ramotar.
Opposition Leader, David Granger and President Donald Ramotar.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar in an acknowledgment letter has responded to Leader of the Opposition, David Granger’s ‘ultimatum’.

The President says before he can properly respond, he wants Granger to clarify what precisely is his Party’s position. 

Granger in his letter had called on the President to issue the ‘Commencement Order’ to operationalise the Local Government Commission and to initiate a process by which the Local Government (Amendment) Bill could be returned for his assent.

The Opposition Leader has threatened that failure by the President to announce a date for the holding of local government election, on or before Monday, September 15, will result in lawful action being taken.

“We shall be obliged to take any lawful action to mobilise national and international support in defence of local democracy, the Constitution and the rights of the Guyanese people,” the Opposition Leader warned.

The Head of State said there was no need to remind him about upholding the Constitution of Guyana and about the importance of democracy.

“The track record of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic administration is one that has always defended, advocated and promoted constitutionality, the rule of law and democracy at every level in our country,” he said; adding that “I note your recognition of the fact that all matters relating to the fixing of the date for elections both local as well as national, remain within the preserve and prerogative of the Executive.  However, I consider your views as important in our nation’s democratic equation.  Unfortunately, the position represented in your letter and the positions expressed by your Party after my receipt of your letter are both ambiguous and contradictory.”





  1. “Don’t remind me about upholding the Constitution, because even though I swore to uphold it, I have no intention doing so. In fact, I did promise in the 2011 Manifesto to have LGE staged within one year of the 2011 G&RE, but I have no intention to keep my manifesto promise. You don’t know who you are dealing with, David, because if you check my record, I don’t give a rat’s ass about anything or anybody. I worked at Gimpex, spent 10 years in Czechoslovakia, did nothing as a GuySuCo board member and helped Jagdeo ruin the PPP. Right now, all I want is my three millions dollars a month in pension for decades of doing nothing for Guyanese. If y’all think Jagdeo is the biggest freeloader, think again; because Jagdeo ain’t got sh*t on me. I am the biggest freeloader who has no regard for anybody or anything.”


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