“Red Riding Hood” – Sukhai accused of sabotaging APNU/AFC Campaign

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By Jomo Paul

One of the placards mounted in an Amerindian Village
One of the placards mounted in an Amerindian Village

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Amerindian Affairs Minister, Pauline Sukhai has seemingly caught herself in the mix of the A Partnership For National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) campaign trail as she is being accused of attempting to sabotage interior outreaches of the political opposition ahead of the May 11 polls.

APNU Executive Member, Ronald Bulkan told iNews that during a recent outreach, the Minister flew into the Amerindian communities where she allegedly attempted to “intimidate” the village councils telling them to reject the impending visit of the APNU/AFC campaign team.

“Village councillors were intimidated by Ms Red Riding Hood – Ms Pauline Sukhai,” said Bulkan.

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai
Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai

He pointed out that Sukhai was well aware of the itinerary of the campaign group since police officials and other requisite officials would have been informed prior to the trip.

“When we arrived at Monkey mountains,…we had probably only taken about 6 steps off the aircraft when we were met by one of our RDC councillors…immediately a woman rushed up to the RDC councillor and started screaming hysterically to him in their native tongue…She was telling him that Sukhai was in there and she had told the village council to chase out the APNU members when they came,” he pointed out.

He said the campaign team visited several other villages and got the same message but were nevertheless allowed to conduct their meetings with the populace.

APNU Member, Ronald Bulkan
APNU Member, Ronald Bulkan

“They were told to chase us out, they were told we were anti-Amerindian and anti – development,” he noted adding “we find it repulsive that this administration can send a Minister with an aircraft and instead of taking food, she is taking a message of hate, division and exclusion into the Amerindian communities,” Bulkan told iNews.

iNews made attempts to contact both the Amerindian Affairs Minister and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for an official comment but was told that they would be unavailable until next week.

3 COMMENTS

  1. notice how dem bulkans dis and ramjattan does always walking with papers in dem hands knowing de media will want to talk wid dem? how dem does try to look so important..

  2. Bulkan and his party (whatsoever it’s name is) survives on lies. They cut the budget for hinterland development and still expect the Amerindians to welcome them with open arms and malas (garlands). This guy is damn lucky to escape arrows coming at him when he disembarked the aircraft. They ( PNC) always insult the intelligence of the Amerindians. These are people who can think for themselves and do not need Pauline Sukhai to make decisions for them.

    The decision to kick Bulkan out was taken by the people of Kato.

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