By Tracey Khan-Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon says Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon is “trying to be relevant,” with his accusation that the events on nomination day were marred by “civil disorder” by the APNU+AFC supporters, which led to a number of businesses closing their doors and sending staff home.
During an interview with iNews, Harmon called for the evidence to be shown in this regard, noting that it would be impossible for the People’s Progressive Party to produce such since it was all fabricated.
“Dr. Luncheon is trying to create hysteria where none exists…he is trying to create a situation that is created by the People’s Progressive Party among their strategies to show that the people who are going to be running this country after the 11th May are being led by hooligans,” Harmon said.
He expressed shock that Dr. Luncheon would stoop “so low.”
“I am appalled by the manner in which Dr. Luncheon can describe the conduct of thousands of Guyanese who paraded in an orderly fashion…and so for him to characterize those people who were there in a very orderly manner as being almost like hooligans as if there was civil disturbance are shocking.”
The General Secretary explained that the Party would usually lead the procession down Regent Street; however out of concern to ensure the smooth operation of businesses and transportation, the Party decided to use Brickdam as the route.
Meanwhile, in responding to criticism by the Cabinet Secretary as it relates to the coalition’s 2015 lists of candidates for the upcoming elections, Harmon threatened to expose the PPP’s double standards in this regard.
“Luncheon must look at the PPP lists, look at his own business, fix his own house, they had to write GECOM at least twice…asking to change this and change that, let him take the mold out of his own eyes before he tries to take it out of his neighbors….so tell them don’t crank me up, I know their story.”
Dr. Luncheon described the APNU+AFC’s lists as significantly ‘flawed’, stating that it lacks diversity.