“What you want us to do, walk?” – President on use of state resources for electioneering

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President Ramotar during one of his recent visit to an Amerindian Community.
President Ramotar during one of his recent visit to an Amerindian Community.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar on Saturday rejected claims by the opposition, particularly A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) that he along with other Ministers was misusing state resources for elections campaigning.

When asked to respond to the accusations made by the Opposition last week, the President questioned whether his ministers are expected to abandon their government vehicles and walk.

“So what you want us to do, walk? You want the ministers to go and walk?” he said.

On Friday, Opposition Leader David Granger accused the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP), including President Donald Ramotar of several breaches to the electoral practice among which is the use of state resources for its election campaign activities.

The Opposition Leader says a complaint has already been made to the Guyana Elections Commission but registered his fear that these complaints may not be investigated by the police accordingly under the stewardship of the sitting Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee who has oversight for the police force.

Granger accused the government too of fear mongering, race baiting and vote buying.

On this note, the President said “its absolute nonsense… that’s totally not true, they are fishing.” The President reasoned “I think they realize that they are losing ground and they are trying to find a way.”

The ruling Party has never denied that it has started its elections campaign in wake of early general and regional elections.

On Friday, Granger recalled when the India’s Prime Minister was charged for using state resources for political campaigning; saying that it is a breach of the code of elections in democratic countries.

Responding to the President’s recent political visit to Amerindian communities using army resources, Granger said “let him use his Party resources, if he is going as Minister of Defence or President of the country no one can prevent him but it is clear that the PPP is in campaign mode and has been brushing everything aside.”

Granger said the PPP has launched a dirty, divisive and dangerous campaign on the approach of general and regional elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. You lend or give granger state vehicle to do his work. Ramotar need to walk his ass to keep the weight off. Any fool or even the dunces t person in Guyana and believe me, you got some dunces from both races in Guyana. would know that you can tek government car or plane and go to the hinterland and talk about what you gon do for the people if they elect you. Either Ramotar is the dunce that should be at the back of the class with a dunce hat on, or he willfully committing political suicide.

  2. A very large percentage of the people working in the pubblic/government office are opposition and they inherit that from burhnam. Look at GRA, GPO, GPC, GDF….ect…..ect…..these employees go to work after 9 am, when its time for lunch they gone an hour before, after lunch some of them sitting pretending to work , some sleeping. After lunch they are happy to close the office at 3:30 pm. Check the total amount of valued hours worked less that 4 hours, worst yet if they ate cook-up. When you see them in operation, in full swing, they are working on thier side jobs, “a lil small piece” busy trying to complete some friend stuff, for a lunch money. However, these lazy employees fight and keep complaining for a pay increase. These are the disciples of the opposition, these are the people who misuse and abuse human resource/human capital, these are the people who are talking about state resource.

  3. Granger is a such a dunce that he can’t reconised. He’s also using state resources for his part work, and will also do it for his party electioneering process, state vehicle, driver gas, security and other materials

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