Ready for Armageddon: Granger issues final caution to President Ramotar

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Parliament[www.inewsguyana.com] – On the eve of what has been dubbed “the day of reckoning” and “dooms day”, Opposition Leader David Granger has issued a final caution to the President Donald Ramotar; warning that if he follows through with his threat to dissolve/prorogue Parliament will be  to “call Armageddon on his own head.”

The President, in an address to the nation last week, said that he will prorogue Parliament should the Opposition push ahead with its vote of no confidence in his Administration.

But according to Granger, the combined parliamentary opposition will not be intimidated by the threats made by the Head of State; warning subliminally that the President will be responsible for the consequences of his announcement and subsequent actions.

“We are not clinching from our position; we are committed to supporting the motion,” Granger reasserted, even as he casted off assertions that the option of negotiation is still open.

The Opposition Leader said there is every intention to proceed with the Alliance for Change (AFC) sponsored motion; advising that a meeting between the two opposition Parties have been held and a strategy has been drafted.

Meanwhile, commenting on the issue along with Government Parliamentarian Manzoor Nadir, Opposition MP James Bond says it is his belief that the Head of State has shot himself in the foot.

He recalled the reasons for the motion which includes what the opposition say is an abuse of public funds, disrespect for the National Assembly and the failure to adhere to several constitutional requirements which calls for the setting up of several commissions and the holding of local government election.

Bond said the Head of State has squandered many opportunities for discussions to be held and compromises to be met.

However, Nadir believes that there is still time to fix or avert whatever disaster looms but says the opposition seems to have a “no budge position.”

“The dooms day clock is ticking but we still have time… but we have a flippant and arrogant opposition with no record of going to the people… so to bring this motion to me is the most arrogant motion at this point,” he added.

Nadir says the governing Party has a proud record to stand on and is not afraid to stand the scrutiny of what it has done over the last three years at the next general elections.

He suggested that prorogation will most likely follow any attempt to have the no confidence motion debated. The PPP MP said there is clearly a crisis and believes the President’s decision is in the best interest of all Guyanese and will result in building consensus and unity.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. This government of Guyana could thank goodness some revolutionary Guyanese people have decided to live in other parts of the world. But they should be reminded by world history. Most noteworthy is the arrogant King Farouk of Egypt who felt insulated by this loyal Generals (and Colonels). It was the taciturn Officer Col Nasser who thought him and his Generals a lesson.
    In our Guyanese version, King Ramatar needs to watch out. With the parliament now dissolved our Nasser just might be getting ready to put the plan into action to save the people of Guyana.
    We need a revolution and we need it now; by any means necessary.

  2. I recommend the PPP go back to the poll. we know what condition we survive under the PNC against the condition under which we now live. of course the indo Guyanese expect more from the party that they voted for, but the government feel they should serve all Guyanese equally. Berbicians feel they should enjoy the same low, low low, cheap. cheap, low rate of electricity like Lindeners, yet they are not in the street protesting, looting, beating people, closing down businesses, burning properties, striping young girls naked, calling for SLOW FIRE MORE FIRE, etc. I was in rose hall town the night the death squad came to wipe out the PPP, but God delivered his chosen. I heard there was a PLAN by a senior police and a lawyer to overthrow the elected government.Is that plan still on the table? the world is watching, and observing.

  3. it is sad when in this time of human civilization Guyanese continue to see issues as either black or white, right or wrong. What happen to compromise? Unless the younger generation from their respective political parties can invade and take over our politics, the political monuments (they stuck in the past) will continue to have their influence (of the1960s) bestowed on our people under the pretext of current and relevant policies. May God have mercy of our land.

  4. ARMAGEDDON IF THE PRESIDENT DOES WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS HE CAN DO? WHAT WILL GRANGER DO IF HE BECOMES PRESIDENT? THE ANSWER IS, HE WILL TAKE THE WHOLE CONSTITUTION ,CRUMPLE IT IN HIS HANDS, THROW IT IN THE GARBAGE BIN AND RULE LIKE FORBES BURNHAM , LIKE FRANCOIS DUVALIER, LIKE ADOLPH HITLER , LIKE IDI AMIN, LIKE MUSSOLINI, AND LIKE SADDAM HUSSAIN. IT IS SO GOOD THAT GRANGER IS CONTINUALLY REVEALING HIMSELF TO THE ELECTORATE BEFORE THE ELECTIONS.

  5. The PPPc is only giving more credibility to the fact that they run a dictatorship hiding behind a cloak of democracy. The actions/speeches by the president/party leader and his surrogates/mouthpieces all point to one thing! MY WAY OR NO WAY!! Obviously whatever comes out of the vindictive, unconscionable and reckless act of suspending Parliament they will continue to lay blame everyplace else but their doorsteps!
    Remember – among other things they blame the Opposition for not supporting the Anti Money Laundering Bill – What the hell were they doing when they were a majority government for over twenty years?? And the list goes on and on.
    The current president campaigned on investigating and stopping corruption – what has happened? Right under his nose it happens and nothing is done. They go after the ones who expose it!
    Guyana/Guyanese ache from this arthritis set upon them in the form of a vengeful group labelled Government!!!

  6. The government’s 11th hour compromise offer is 11 hours late.

    It had all of the last 33 months to address concerns raised, questions asked, requests made and bills passed by Parliament, and it deliberately chose to do nothing.

    It probably felt minority government meant majority actions. It probably felt it could go on being corrupt, dictatorial, vindictive and lawless. Who really knows what it felt, but enough is enough!

    I do not know what specifically is in the compromise offer, but it cannot be anything previously offered and not honored.

  7. graingurr fighting for his political life..afc got him by his old balls..afc ramjattan and nagamoottoo will ensure garaingurr de dagger never become president of guyana..
    afc ramjata and naga done laid a damage on graingurr in linden for that electricity thing..now they will drive the final nail in graingurr n pnc coffin..they know graingurr is bunom order taker and not too bright..

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