Comprehensive efforts to be maintained to constrain post-elections violence PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 December 2011 02:08
THE ghost of post-elections political violence has been resurrected since the declaration in favour of the ruling Party, according to Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon. “The ante is slowly being raised by APNU’s protests and the media organised diatribe against government’s personalities in the executive and supporters of the PPP/C administration,” Dr. Luncheon told reporters on Wednesday.
He noted that this matter was reflected on by President Donald Ramotar during Cabinet’s meeting, this week, where some manifestation of the challenges and the way in which they were evolving were discussed.
Luncheon said particular attention was paid to the street protests and the night vigils and the recognition that comprehensive efforts would have to be maintained to constrain rising anticipation with regards to the advent of the historic PNCR, now APNU, post-elections behaviour.
As it relates to the call for boycott and the open racist appeal, the HPS said Cabinet recognised that efforts have to effectively and unambiguously maintain a distance from this perverse form of political behaviour.
With regards to the role of the media, he said Cabinet is of the view that there is need for focusing and preserving professionalism among media practitioners and enhancing the role of the regulatory bodies that oversee the sector.
Issues relating to the parliamentary political parties in dealing with matters of mutual interest and governance were also discussed at Cabinet’s meeting. Additionally, Luncheon alluded to the meetings held by President Ramotar with leaders and representatives of the political parties.
“Cabinet recognised the imperative of thoughtful engagements and the important role of Parliament, civil society and other forward thinking personalities,” the HPS said.
Excerpts from the Guyana Chronicle