By Fareeza Haniff
[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.