“We have never received money from criminals” – Granger rubbishes Rohee’s claims

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By Fareeza Haniff

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee and Leader of the Opposition, David Granger.
Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee and Leader of the Opposition, David Granger.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and Opposition Leader, David Granger has rubbished the accusations of PPP’s General Secretary, Clement Rohee, who accused  the PNCR of having links to the criminal underworld.

In a video response posted on a social media site last evening, Granger said, “I can say with absolute certainty that the People’s National Congress has always stood on the side of law and order and we have never received dirty money, we’ve never received money from criminals, we’ve never been the beneficiary of the proceeds of crime so I cannot see what Mr Rohee is talking about.”

Rohee went on a tirade at the Party’s press conference on Monday, accusing the Party of benefitting financially from criminals.

However, when questioned by the media, Rohee, who is also the country’s Home Affairs Minister, could not provide any evidence or say where he received his information.

In his response, Granger sought to accuse the governing PPP of having links with criminals.

“It is well established that persons such as Roger Khan who has been convicted in another jurisdiction for cocaine trafficking and other crimes was a close associate of the People’s Progressive Party, he actually published a full page advertisement in the newspaper stating that he is collaborating with the Police under the PPP in what he called crime fighting,” Granger said.

Meanwhile, Rohee had also pointed to the circulation of a photograph with Granger and recently killed bandit, Kevin Fields.

The photograph which Rohee refers to shows Mr Granger at a funeral, comforting the mother of Shaquille Grant, who was shot and killed by the Police last year, while Fields was giving her a bottle of water.

In response to this, the PNCR Leader said, “I meet thousands of people when I go out, I don’t ask them to identify themselves…everywhere I go, I meet people.”

He noted that he is not responsible for the photo being posted on the social media.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Grunger the PNC dunce trying to be smart…nice try…those who feesl it knows it…only the PNC can call of their dogs who trying their best to add mo fiah to the pnc slo fiah to make country ungovernable..the other day guyana chroncle post the truth and guyana bar association get red hot under the collar lashing out at chronicle and the president..pnc no matter what their top officials do the majority nation will forever brand pnc a terror political party in and out of office..you don not need the international community to brand PNC a terrorists group…the majority Guyanese did it long now…..why dont Grunger deny that PNC dont visit with well known criminals?? come on big ballot box man deny you and other pncites do not associate with criminals…why harp on the money thing alone?? they ballot box man knows rohee and ppp will blow their pnc bottom out

  2. Mr Granger you do not have to receive money from anyone to be attached. There are other forms. You can also benefit in other ways and be attached, examples like harassment, victimization and robbery.
    Sure, I do not have to be a rocket scientist to read between the lines. If you are a johnny on the spot whenever a criminal is killed, what am I supposed to believe Sir?
    Coincidence or deliberate?
    Roger Khan was mentioned, in the same vein plea bargainer now living in the USA exGDF drug lord David Clarke can also be mentioned. Interesting to see Clarke was whisked out of Guyana and not prosecuted as the USA did Roger Khan.
    We must hold all bad people responsible. If Mr Granger do not condemn strongly the criminals, I can safely say if you are not the solution then you are the problem Sir.

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