ANOTHER BLUFF FROM ROHEE
STABROEK NEWS, SEPTEMBER 10 --- General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee, told media operatives that he is willing to expose the wrongs of his former party comrade, Moses Nagamootoo, as a means to ensure the PPP remains in power. So the PPP’s dirty tricks department is once again open for business as it engages in its unethical, slanderous and illegal tactics to diminish the effectiveness of its political opponents. But such tactics can only work if there is a modicum of truth in the allegation, and if the allegations are being made by someone credible. There is too the economic well-being of the people.On all three scores, Mr Rohee will fail. Firstly there is little truth in his allegation since it would have been made public since 2011 when Mr Nagamootoo joined the AFC. This is another Rohee bluff and they are many. This latest wild and irresponsible outburst from the PPP General Secretary is nothing but petty spite and a vendetta against a champion of the working class, amounting to what we in Guyana would call “grudge” politics. Secondly, Mr Rohee has no political or administrative credibility. The empirical evidence has proven that in the PPP there are some people with a lack of schooling who have been allowed to graduate to minister and now think they can spew whatever political garbage that comes to their minds. Thirdly, after more than 50 years of PPP and PNC misrule, the economic well-being of the oppressed class in Guyana has moved from bad to worse, and this Jagdeo-Ramotar administration in which Mr Rohee is principal participant, was of no help to the plight of the poor and the working class.
So I say to Mr Rohee, bring it on, or is this another ‘white pigeon’ in his collection of deceptive tools that will once again fly away. Is this another of his usual bluffs like when he pontificated in the Guyana Chronicle in March that the “PPP is ready for elections.” To date, however, the evidence reveals differently. Or this another of his inventions that the electoral list is full of dead people when it is his ministry that is in charge of providing the evidence to ensure that the names of the dead are removed from the list by way of the General Register Office?
I personally challenge Mr Rohee to bring out these skeletons, since of all the politicians I have met in my life, Moses Nagamootoo is one of the most sincere, honest and genuine persons who deeply cares for the poor and the working class. When I observe Moses Nagamootoo, I observe a man who has compassion for the poor, like his mentor Cheddi Jagan. If given the chance by the people, Moses will heal this nation and provide every single ethnic group with a fair deal; it matters not if they are young or old, Hindu or Muslim or Christian, Amerindian or non-Amerindian. If it was not for the ideologically bankrupt leaders in the PPP, those of us who have studied the economy know that the country can support all of its people in a more tangible manner.