The Delaying Tactics of the Cunctator - CJR

President David Granger, though not of the same military rank, reminds me of the Roman General Fabius Maximus Cunctator who achieved notoriety for his delaying tactics.

Cast in the context of Guyana today, a calculated application of Cuncator's fame as a delayer, is reflected in President Granger's delaying tactics in respect to the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM); the appointment of the Local Government Commission; the appointment of a Governing Board to the Deeds Commercial Registry Authority and the naming of four new NDC's in Regions 4,6 and 9

The Cunctatious delay in the selection of a GECOM Chairman will have serious implications and possibly, cause an unnecessary delay in the holding of either the next local government or general and regional elections or both.

Going through the motions with the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition with names on lists is merely for the sake of optics as far as the government is concerned

It is apposite to recall that on two occasions, first in 1970, when Mr. Burnham caused general elections to be postponed for two years on the ground that Guyana needed a new constitution.

Later, Mr. Hoyte caused the election that was due in 1990 to be postponed for two
years after being forced to scrap the voters' list that was rejected by the opposition Patriotic Coalition for Democracy (PCD) and the Carter Center.

Thus, the PNC has always found an excuse to extend their five year tenure in office.

The delay in elections envisaged by the APNU/AFC for 2020 is strategic. It is based on the 1970 and 1990 electoral experiences and more so, in view of the prospects of oil production in the same year and the deep and abiding yearning by the APNU/AFC to remain in office to benefit from oil gushing revenues.

On this occasion, the excuse for a delay of the elections due in 2020 and by implication, an extension of the APNU+AFC's term of office will most likely be the need for a new Constitution.

Small wonder therefore that the government is consciously pushing back the preparatory stages to establish a body to address constitutional reform. It would come as no surprise therefore, if the government jump starts this process two years before general elections.

Going through the motions with the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition with names on lists is merely for the optics.

And the worst fear that the President will chose someone of his liking was indicated just a few days ago when he declined to accept the recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission under the hand of its previous Chairman, Justice Carl Singh.

When the President said;
"It is an ineffable principle of justice that decisions should be based only on objective criteria, rather than on the basis of bias,betraying improper preference for one person or one group of persons over others," the phonetics of 'ineffable ' apart, it is expected that the selection a Chairman for GECOM would resonate with this view.

Further, the Cunctatious delay in the appointment of the three Presidentially appointed members of the Local Government Commission is calculated at frustrating the functions of those NDC's already in place, the majority of which are controlled by the PPP/C.

The APNU/AFC was calculating that, had they won the majority of the NDC's, they would have moved immediately to set up the Commission but this was not to be, for having faced the wrath of the electorate at those elections, they embarked on a process of marking time which, if prolonged until 2018 just before the next local government elections should come as no surprise.

From all appearances, the Cunctatious praxis of strategic delay is being applied to wear out the political opposition to a point where the issue or issues they set out to champion, become so tepid propaganda- wise that in the end, it is the government that claims the victory albeit phyrrical.

The President's expression of his government's disinterest in interfering with the judiciary and that;
" All courts and all persons presiding over the courts shall exercise their functions independently of the control and direction of any other person or authority; and shall be free and independent from political, executive and any other form of direction and control," will be severely tested in the weeks and the months ahead especially when consideration is given to the control
freakery that now envelopes the JSC.

The almost two- year long delayed hearing in the Court of the PPP/C's petition challenging the 2015 elections results; the challenge to the elections of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of several NDC's and the Mayor of Mabaruma; the Scott/Felix case; the challenge to the VAT Amendment Act;
the Public Procurement Commission Appelate Tribunal as well as the cases concerning the Seafield WCB rice farmers and the Number 40 village rice farmers attest to prevarication and implicit concubinage between the Executive and the Judiciary.

In these matters, it is my view that
Judges need to be fearless and not spineless in treating with political matters relating to the administration of justice.

The Court must not be transformed into pallid, legalistic bureaucracies governed by a breed of judges who are careful from saying, doing or writing anything that might compromise their future ambition.

Our Constitution is not neutral it was designed to take government off the backs of the Guyanese people.

It is expected that Mr. Granger will not be consumed in his actions by Fabius Maximus Cunctator's autocratic view that;

" To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation show a man unfit to hold an office."

___  CJRohee

Original Post
Bibi Haniffa posted:

Who cast him out?  You?  Please focus on what he is saying.  He hit the nail on the head there on why Granja is delaying the GECOM chairman.  Old Burnham taticks!!

"the PNC has always found an excuse to extend their five year tenure in office."

CJR is a toothless poodle.

take a peek here

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....ry-and-all-riled-up/

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Are you aware that he is retired?  The former GS no longer holds public office.    Let's focus on the current Brigadier and where the country is NOT going!

Wait a minute CJR the frontbencher Parliamentarian gone ??

Django posted:

CJR very vocal,one of the stalwarts cast out roaming the wilderness.

Put down the slop can for a moment and consider what the man is saying. It makes sense, oil revenues to start flowing in 2020, the same year as the elections. It is no surprise that the PNC chief jackass Granger has chosen to embrace skulduggery to delay the elections so that the pnc can bask in the benefits of oil money and change the mind of the people.  

Drugb posted:
Django posted:

CJR very vocal,one of the stalwarts cast out roaming the wilderness.

Put down the slop can for a moment and consider what the man is saying. It makes sense, oil revenues to start flowing in 2020, the same year as the elections. It is no surprise that the PNC chief jackass Granger has chosen to embrace skulduggery to delay the elections so that the pnc can bask in the benefits of oil money and change the mind of the people.  

The opposition leader neet to submit a list of unbiased candidates for GECOM Chairman,Granger have a right to discard the two list presented,good if the people mind changed,they will decide who they want to look after their affairs,the current PPP will have to reinvent themselves if they want to win future elections,the mantra they are solidifying their base [Indian] willn't cut the mustard.Guyana will be a better place when the racist becomes toothless,slowly it's getting there.

Is this Guy Django still has his head stuck up his Kakahole??  If so, it might be beneficial to the World that no help be given thus a life time of Head stuck in Kakahole!!!! Everyone will benefit and he can continue to live an imaginary life. Such dumb and stupid people deserve no better.

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Which of the candidates on the list is biased?  And tek me advice and Listen to Druggie, put down the slop can and think about what the man is saying.

Use your noodle,did you read the article,

the link provided.

Druggie is an Afro hater,i will never take advice from such individuals.

Nehru posted:

Bibi, that SHAMELESS SLOP CAN carrier is one of a kind. It is one thing to born dumb and stupid but getting yuh head stuck in yuh Kakahole for life is way beyond anything this world has experience!!!!

Check where your head is stuck,

moron,the stench form the Piss Pot have you hallucinated.

Django posted:
Drugb posted:
Django posted:

CJR very vocal,one of the stalwarts cast out roaming the wilderness.

Put down the slop can for a moment and consider what the man is saying. It makes sense, oil revenues to start flowing in 2020, the same year as the elections. It is no surprise that the PNC chief jackass Granger has chosen to embrace skulduggery to delay the elections so that the pnc can bask in the benefits of oil money and change the mind of the people.  

The opposition leader neet to submit a list of unbiased candidates for GECOM Chairman,Granger have a right to discard the two list presented,good if the people mind changed,they will decide who they want to look after their affairs,the current PPP will have to reinvent themselves if they want to win future elections,the mantra they are solidifying their base [Indian] willn't cut the mustard.Guyana will be a better place when the racist becomes toothless,slowly it's getting there.

Your writing makes me to believe that you are a Black PNC man, Anti opposition, and a Granger yes man. It seems no one is good enough for Granger ,once presented by Jagdeo, so lets see a list from Granger. By the way your writing has no bearing to the article, did Congress House instruct you to comment.

Gilbakka agrees with the essence of Clement Rohee's letter. In fact, Gilbakka wrote in this forum more than once that President is merely going through the motion on this GECOM Headman question. Further, Gilbakka also expressed suspicion that there may be a plan to postpone the 2020 election.

I wish to point out an error of fact contained in this Rohee sentence: "It is apposite to recall that on two occasions, first in 1970, when Mr. Burnham caused general elections to be postponed for two years on the ground that Guyana needed a new constitution."

The year was 1978, not 1970. General elections under Burnham were held in 1968 and 1973 and were due in 1978. Instead, Burnham called a referendum in 1978 to decide on a new constitution. The PPP boycotted that referendum. General election followed in 1980, ie, 7 years after the 1973 rigging.

 

kp posted:
Django posted:
Drugb posted:
Django posted:

CJR very vocal,one of the stalwarts cast out roaming the wilderness.

Put down the slop can for a moment and consider what the man is saying. It makes sense, oil revenues to start flowing in 2020, the same year as the elections. It is no surprise that the PNC chief jackass Granger has chosen to embrace skulduggery to delay the elections so that the pnc can bask in the benefits of oil money and change the mind of the people.  

The opposition leader neet to submit a list of unbiased candidates for GECOM Chairman,Granger have a right to discard the two list presented,good if the people mind changed,they will decide who they want to look after their affairs,the current PPP will have to reinvent themselves if they want to win future elections,the mantra they are solidifying their base [Indian] willn't cut the mustard.Guyana will be a better place when the racist becomes toothless,slowly it's getting there.

Your writing makes me to believe that you are a Black PNC man, Anti opposition, and a Granger yes man. It seems no one is good enough for Granger ,once presented by Jagdeo, so lets see a list from Granger. By the way your writing has no bearing to the article, did Congress House instruct you to comment.

I was responding to Drugb post.

Jagdeo is detremental to the current PPP,take a deep look.

Django posted:

The opposition leader neet to submit a list of unbiased candidates for GECOM Chairman,Granger have a right to discard the two list presented,good if the people mind changed,they will decide who they want to look after their affairs,the current PPP will have to reinvent themselves if they want to win future elections,the mantra they are solidifying their base [Indian] willn't cut the mustard.Guyana will be a better place when the racist becomes toothless,slowly it's getting there.

So Granger is the determinant of who is unbiased or is this part of your slop can duties to be a yes man to whatever our endearing jackass brays?

Django posted: Jagdeo is detremental to the current PPP,take a deep look.

You should write: "In my opinion, Jagdeo is detrimental to the current PPP ...."  You are entitled to your OPINION.

However, the PLAIN COLD UNEMOTIONAL FACT is that card-carrying financial PPP members ELECTED Bharrat Jagdeo with the highest number of votes to the party's Central Commitee at its Congress in Essequibo last December. In turn, honouring the PPP Constitution that Cheddi Jagan drafted, the Central Committee ELECTED Bharrat Jagdeo as party Leader or General Secretary.

So far, to the best of my knowledge, no one in Congress Place has questioned the validity of Mr Jagdeo's election as PPP Leader. 

Drugb posted:
Django posted:

The opposition leader neet to submit a list of unbiased candidates for GECOM Chairman,Granger have a right to discard the two list presented,good if the people mind changed,they will decide who they want to look after their affairs,the current PPP will have to reinvent themselves if they want to win future elections,the mantra they are solidifying their base [Indian] willn't cut the mustard.Guyana will be a better place when the racist becomes toothless,slowly it's getting there.

So Granger is the determinant of who is unbiased or is this part of your slop can duties to be a yes man to whatever our endearing jackass brays?

 

GECOM Chairman,that is what the Burnham illegal constitution [which PPP embraced dearly] says,read um.

The rest of your sentence is usual garbage.

Gilbakka posted:
Django posted: Jagdeo is detremental to the current PPP,take a deep look.

You should write: "In my opinion, Jagdeo is detrimental to the current PPP ...."  You are entitled to your OPINION.

However, the PLAIN COLD UNEMOTIONAL FACT is that card-carrying financial PPP members ELECTED Bharrat Jagdeo with the highest number of votes to the party's Central Commitee at its Congress in Essequibo last December. In turn, honouring the PPP Constitution that Cheddi Jagan drafted, the Central Committee ELECTED Bharrat Jagdeo as party Leader or General Secretary.

So far, to the best of my knowledge, no one in Congress Place has questioned the validity of Mr Jagdeo's election as PPP Leader. 

Well them financial PPP members need some soul searching,they need a good dose of democracy.

By the way bhai,

what authority that Congress Place have to question another party method of choosing their leader ?

Django posted:
Drugb posted:
Django posted:

The opposition leader neet to submit a list of unbiased candidates for GECOM Chairman,Granger have a right to discard the two list presented,good if the people mind changed,they will decide who they want to look after their affairs,the current PPP will have to reinvent themselves if they want to win future elections,the mantra they are solidifying their base [Indian] willn't cut the mustard.Guyana will be a better place when the racist becomes toothless,slowly it's getting there.

So Granger is the determinant of who is unbiased or is this part of your slop can duties to be a yes man to whatever our endearing jackass brays?

 

GECOM Chairman,that is what the Burnham illegal constitution [which PPP embraced dearly] says,read um.

The rest of your sentence is usual garbage.

Like you get additional responsibilities in addition to slop can duties, determining who qualifies to be gecom chairman.  What about this:

Article 161 (2) states, “the Chairman of the Elections Commission shall be a person who holds or who has held office as a judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from any such court or who is qualified to be appointed as any such judge, or any other fit and proper person, to be appointed by the President from a list of six persons, not unacceptable to the President, submitted by the Leader of the Opposition after meaningful consultation with the non-governmental political parties represented in the National Assembly.”

Drugb posted
 

Like you get additional responsibilities in addition to slop can duties, determining who qualifies to be gecom chairman.  What about this:

Article 161 (2) states, “the Chairman of the Elections Commission shall be a person who holds or who has held office as a judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from any such court or who is qualified to be appointed as any such judge, or any other fit and proper person, to be appointed by the President from a list of six persons, not unacceptable to the President, submitted by the Leader of the Opposition after meaningful consultation with the non-governmental political parties represented in the National Assembly.”

"from a list of six persons, not unacceptable to the President, submitted by the Leader of the Opposition"


adjective: unacceptable
  1. not satisfactory or allowable.
    "unacceptable behavior"
     
     

synonyms

intolerable, insufferable, unsatisfactory, inadmissible, inappropriate, unsuitable, undesirable, unreasonable, insupportable


 
Banna educate yourself read the above.
 
You are thinking too much of jackasses and slop can,no wonder your stupidity is glaring.
 
skeldon_man posted:

Django, you baxside tekkin' a good whipping today. Looks like today you  joined the confederacy of fools, morons and slop can carriers. Hope you thoroughly enjoy your membership. Happy sailing.

You need to clean the booboo from your eyes,

them chaps nah ready yet,read their response most sound like some of the vendors at the back of Stabroek Market,I think the vendors got more class than some of the fellas who reside in first world countries,their vocabulary stinks.

You can't tek wan gutter away from pigs.

Django posted:

"from a list of six persons, not unacceptable to the President, submitted by the Leader of the Opposition"


adjective: unacceptable
  1. not satisfactory or allowable.
    "unacceptable behavior"
     
     

synonyms

intolerable, insufferable, unsatisfactory, inadmissible, inappropriate, unsuitable, undesirable, unreasonable, insupportable


 
Banna educate yourself read the above.
 
You are thinking too much of jackasses and slop can,no wonder your stupidity is glaring.
 

I purposely highlighted "unacceptable" to show the flaw in this article, but since you only attended trade school you would not recognize the irony. This is the loop hole that article 161 gives jackass Granger to perpetually reject any list that Jagdeo provides. And this is the same flaw that you slop can carriers will exploit to justify jackass's stalling tactic. 

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