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APNU+AFC wants Biden’s support to remove PPP from office; Ramjattan calls for Trump to be jailed

Last Updated on Friday, 8 January 2021, 15:42 by Denis Chabrol

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is targeting support from the incoming Joe Biden-led Democratic government to oust the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) from office and wants outgoing President Donald Trump to be jailed.

Executive Director of the Opposition Leader’s Office, Aubrey Norton said Guyana would have to engage the Joe Biden-led Democratic administration in a number of areas such as securing support against Venezuela on the border controversy, support for the US in multilateral fora.  With Mr. Joe Biden set to be sworn in as the next President of the US on January 20, Mr. Norton says APNU+AFC has to leave the door open to hold discussions with the Biden-led Democratic administration.

Apart from the national foreign policy approach, Mr. Norton said his coalition would have to lobby the Biden administration for support against the People’s Progressive Party-led administration. “As APNU+AFC, it has some interest that we need to pursue to ensure that the United States understands what is happening in Guyana and so we can work towards solidarity and support from them to help us to get rid of this criminal cabal called the PPP that purports to manage Guyana,” said Mr. Norton, a former University of Guyana Political Science lecturer and former Foreign Service Officer.

Democrats and Republicans had together called on APNU+AFC to begin peacefully transition power to the PPP.

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon welcomed the return to normalcy at Capitol and stopped short of saying that that country must act in a democratic manner as it had been regarded for decades.  “The APNU+AFC is of the view that the United States of America will have to act in a manner consistent with the global leadership role it has exercised in decades past and it must do so quickly,” he said.

The Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan also lashed out at Mr. Trump,  backing calls in the US and elsewhere for President Donald Trump to be jailed for allegedly instigating the violent invasion of the Capitol Building on Wednesday.

“I believe that they should get him locked up immediately after the swearing-in of (Joseph) Biden,” he said on a coalition social media program Thursday night.

Several American diplomats in the Caribbean have said those responsible for the invasion of the Capitol Building in Washington DC while the election results were being certified should be held accountable.  A number of Mr. Trump’s cabinet members have since resigned and there are growing calls for him to be removed from office before Mr. Biden is sworn in on January 20, 2020.

Mr. Ramjattan, who acknowledged close ties between his party and United States political decision-makers, also wants Mr. Trump to be jailed for allegedly instigating the invasion of the Capitol Building by a mob. The AFC Leader said he was a bit concerned about what Vice President Mike Pence would do because he would not want Trump to be pardoned. Instead, he preferred to see Mr. Trump being indicted and convicted for sedition. “This is seditious behavior by the American President and not only those mobsters that went into Capitol Building. The President and the Constitution have it, that if you behave mischievously and you do misconduct for what they call misdemeanors and felonies in office. After you come off in twelve days, fourteen days from now, they should hold him, line him up and put him in what you call the orange jacket,” said Mr. Ramjattan.

President Trump has since said he would be boycotting the inauguration of Mr. Biden, the first time in 151 years.  Mr. Trump has condemned those who invaded the Capitol Building. “The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country,” he said amid calls for him to be impeached. The American Ambassadors to Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago have indicated that those responsible for the mayhem would be held accountable.

Mr. Ramjattan Mr. Norton again flayed the Trump administration for playing a major role in pressuring their David Granger-led coalition to concede defeat in the March 2, 2020, general elections. They said the event that unfolded at the US Capitol Building on Wednesday has contradicted US democratic policies globally.  Mr. Norton says the Republican-led Trump administration acted in self-interest when it interfered in Guyana’s electoral process.

The US-led the global fight, along with Britain and Canada, in organizations such as the Organisation of American States, Commonwealth, European Union, and the Caribbean Community for the results of the national vote recount to be used to declare the winner of the March 2, 202o general and regional elections.

Except for Region Four where there had been repeated concerns that the results had been inflated in favor of APNU+AFC, all the other regions had reflected the results of the Statements of Poll.

APNU+AFC has refused to release copies of its Statements of Poll but has repeatedly claimed that the absence of documents to reconcile the votes in several ballot boxes, and the alleged voter impersonation of deceased and migrants support its claims of widespread rigging by the PPP.

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@VishMahabir posted:

Ha ha ha...this is such a good laugh...the coalition riggers want an elected government removed from office in Guyana. This is just what the Biden Admin is against.

There are two election petitions before the courts.

i guess it is the right of the whites to protest now, the government to be sworn in does not have their best interest at heart. and pelosi and schumer will not be stateperson like and carry on governing for the best of all americans, they certain to intimidate white americans.

@seignet posted:

i guess it is the right of the whites to protest now, the government to be sworn in does not have their best interest at heart. and pelosi and schumer will not be stateperson like and carry on governing for the best of all americans, they certain to intimidate white americans.

Buddy, you head good?

@seignet posted:

i guess it is the right of the whites to protest now, the government to be sworn in does not have their best interest at heart. and pelosi and schumer will not be stateperson like and carry on governing for the best of all americans, they certain to intimidate white americans.

Too bad only one terrorist protestor was shot.

The APNU/AFC Coalition tried to rig the 2020 Guyana National Elections by trying to pad the Coalition votes right under the watchful eyes of the world. They were caught doing it. All their petitions were thrown out of court. They don't have any shame.

The Trump administration tried to bully their way into re-election through lies and deceit. Over sixty petitions were thrown out of court yet they still say that they won the election like 232 is greater than 306. Hahaha. Sounds familiar, eh!

There is a lot of similarity between The APNU/AFC and the Trump administration which was supported by the Republican members.

The Leader of the AFC thinks that Joe Biden is stupid.  No matter what you think, America does not jail their presidents.

Trump is not Giving up and the same for the Coalition.

@Totaram posted:

There are two election petitions before the courts.

I agree if the court decides that APNU/AFC won the 2020 election, then they should be the government of Guyana. Until then, let them wait. 

@Viper posted:

I agree if the court decides that APNU/AFC won the 2020 election, then they should be the government of Guyana. Until then, let them wait.

Seven Petitions were thrown out of the courts because they had no merit. The Coalition was caught trying to steal votes from the PPP/C. There is no new evidence showing that the Coalition won the election. There is no proof.  Why would they remove a progressive government which did so many great things for Guyana and replace it with a government which can only dream about doing those things?

The courts will again throw out the two petitions.

@Ramakant-P posted:

Seven Petitions were thrown out of the courts because they had no merit. The Coalition was caught trying to steal votes from the PPP/C. There is no new evidence showing that the Coalition won the election. There is no proof.  Why would they remove a progressive government which did so many great things for Guyana and replace it with a government which can only dream about doing those things?

The courts will again throw out the two petitions.

Seven petitions were not thrown out by the courts.  What you may be referring to are cases related to the elections.  In those the judges repeatedly stated that the instrument to address issues raised by the Coalition was elections petition.  There are two of those before the CJ.

@Totaram posted:

Seven petitions were not thrown out by the courts.  What you may be referring to are cases related to the elections.  In those the judges repeatedly stated that the instrument to address issues raised by the Coalition was elections petition.  There are two of those before the CJ.

Ok!

@Ramakant-P posted:

Seven Petitions were thrown out of the courts because they had no merit. The Coalition was caught trying to steal votes from the PPP/C.

There is no new evidence showing that the Coalition won the election.

There is no proof.

Why would they remove a progressive government which did so many great things for Guyana and replace it with a government which can only dream about doing those things?

The courts will again throw out the two petitions.

How do you arrive at that conclusion ?

@Totaram posted:

Seven petitions were not thrown out by the courts.  What you may be referring to are cases related to the elections.  In those the judges repeatedly stated that the instrument to address issues raised by the Coalition was elections petition.

There are two of those before the CJ.

There will be a decision to proceed hearings on one on January 18th ,2021. There are no problems for hearing of the other one.

Most likely both Petitions will be heard.

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@Ramakant-P posted:

The APNU/AFC Coalition tried to rig the 2020 Guyana National Elections by trying to pad the Coalition votes right under the watchful eyes of the world.

They were caught doing it. All their petitions were thrown out of court. They don't have any shame.

The world also heard of the padded ballot boxes without statuary documents in PPP strongholds ,revealed by the recount. Many are sweeping it under the carpet.

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