By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The United States of America says that the recently released WikiLeaks cable with details concerning the ideologies of President David Granger does not brand the President a racist.
This comes after a US diplomatic cable of June 27, 1974, says that Granger had a history of being an “anti-East Indian racist”. At this time, President Granger was serving as a major in the Guyana Defence Force.
US Ambassador Perry Holloway when questioned by iNews on Monday, November 16 stated that “the one comment which was referring to his reputation, we did not call him that – we referred to his reputation if you read very carefully.”
According to Holloway, the cable does not reflect his own personal view of the Guyanese President having met him a few times since arriving in Guyana on September 24, 2015.
“It does not reflect my own personal observation in interactions with the President nor does it reflect what he has been saying in public and doing in public as part of the coalition government,” he stated.
This comes hours after the Granger led-People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) would have spurned the cable.
“The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) dismisses the malicious publication of a United States (US) diplomatic cable dated June 27, 1974, which labels the Leader of our Party and President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency Brigadier David A. Granger a racist,” a release stated.
The Party says that viewed in the context of the Cold War, the cable’s accusation with no supporting foundational evidence has no place in mainstream media.
It was noted that President Granger is on record, that in a plural society like Guyana’s, there is a clear choice between the uplifting benefits of cooperation and the downside of destructive political competition.