By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] –General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has requested that the photos of the lynching effigies of APNU+AFC Prime Ministerial and Presidential candidates that have surfaced on social media to be printed in local newspapers before he offers a comment.
Rohee, responding to a question posed by a journalist at recent press conference, said he has not seen the images and therefore would be unable to offer any word of condemnation to the incident.
The lynching effigies were erected on the Essequibo Coast on April 18, which is the same day that the PPP had a major rally at Damon Square, Anna Regina.
“Do you have any photographs of those?…Okay well have them published in the newspapers…Have them published in the newspapers,” was Rohee’s response to questions at the press conference.
Rohee, who is also Home Affairs Minister, went further to indicate that he was however “personally insulted” by the placement of APNU+AFC flags at the Damon Monument.
“What I felt insulted about is when I went to the public meeting at Anna Regina, I saw on Damon Statue, the APNU flags fluttering…it reminded me of the type of arrogance and eye pass of putting these party flags on monuments…I felt personally insulted,” said the PPP General Secretary.
He however could not offer any comment when it was pointed out to him that there are PPP flags mounted at the government owned Joe Vieira Park, across the Demerara Harbour Bridge.