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Rohee for President in 2020 elections?

Former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee

Former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Clement Rohee on Monday fought viciously to dispel reports of a heated quarrel in the hierarchy of the PPP over the Party’s congress and the selection of its Presidential Candidate for the 2020 General and Regional elections.

At a press conference on Monday, the General Secretary labeled a report in the Stabroek News on Monday May 9 as pure conjecture and far from what is actually the truth.

Rohee said the Party is experiencing ongoing debates on the issue and “if this is what the Stabroek News interprets as infighting then they cannot be held when they choose to stay in their own echo chamber believing that they have lashed on to something when in fact it is sheer gossip, conjecture and rumors.”

In the report carried by Stabroek News a source was accredited with providing information that the Party was split among the possibilities for it’s Presidential candidate.

The persons floated for the post included Former President and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Rohee, Irfaan Ali and Dr Frank Anthony.

“The PPP remains strong and united as ever,” Rohee declared in response to the report.’

He was questioned whether he was interested in the Presidency but refused to answer saying “I will stick to what was said in the statement.”

The response was the same when Rohee was further probed and asked whether he would be willing to accept the post if nominated.

He also deferred questions on whether Jagdeo, who is seen as a vote getter for the PPP, would be the best option for the Party.

Jagdeo a two time President was recently cleared to run for a third term in Office after a court case nulled an amendment made to Guyana’s constitution.

Rohee accused the media of behaving “like a stray dog; going by the smell of things and rummaging the PPP neighbourhood for new or old juicy inaccuracies and speculations.”

 

 

 

  • KassemB

    ‘General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Clement Rohee on Monday fought viciously to dispel reports of a heated quarrel in the hierarchy of the PPP over the Party’s congress and the selection of its Presidential Candidate for the 2020 General and Regional elections.’
    Cool down Clement
    You like an ants ness

  • Emile_Mervin

    1. The court, via Jagdeo-friendly Chang, did clear Jagdeo to run again, but that ruling is still subjected to appeal, which the Coalition or another private citizen, can file. Two terms mean just that, but greed has blinded Jagdeo, who has received great help from a court stacked with PPP loyalists.

    2. The notion of a Rohee presidency is beyond goat bite; it is the height of idiocy as he obviously would be another Ramotar: puppet.

    All of that aside, do not rule out a possible PPP return to power, not because of anything the PPP will do, but because of what the Coalition is doing and not doing.

    The fact that the Coalition ran on a platform of fighting corruption and holding the PPP accountable, only to change its mouth and actions to demonstrate no accountability, gives PPP supporters reason to believe the PPP was not corrupt, after all. This could give them reason to show up in larger numbers than in 2015 and put the PPP back in power.

    The Coalition also is not helping its own cause with constant missteps, which means it will have to find some way to retain power in 2020, unless it does a 180-degree change in governance.

    • ExPPP_Man

      You should be happy that the PPP is disintegrating at the top. The one seat dictatorship will have a change of gaining great share of the voters.

    • Gtloyal

      “… unless it does a 180-degree change in governance …”
      It will. As election date draws closer audits and COI’s etc., will be finished, reports read and considered, decisions made, people charged and before the courts for corruption, extra judicial killings and the lot and, as a result, many will have their political rights to contest in elections, suspended. Timing will be crucial, for doing this which the people have been calling for all the time, will also be taken advantage of as an (electoral) strategy to gain votes.
      This will affect, negatively, mainly the now likely candidates of the present opposition. However, it may turn out to be a lifeline to their agonizing party, for Guyana may be fortunate to see new faces emerging where the familiar ones can’t.

  • ExPPP_Man

    This is healthy for the party, normal for a democratic organization to have disagreements. Since 2011, there seems to be crack at the top, not necessary a bad thing. I think Dr Anthony and Dr Henry Jeffry would have delivered a resounding victory for the PPP instead of Ramotar/Hinds. Goat man needs to retire. Jagdeo is the new Cheddi Jagan.

    • KassemB

      ‘This is healthy for the party, normal for a democratic organization to have disagreements. Since 2011, there seems to be crack at the top, not necessary a bad thing. I think Dr Anthony and Dr Henry Jeffry would have delivered a resounding victory for the PPP instead of Ramotar/Hinds. Goat man needs to retire. Jagdeo is the new Cheddi Jagan.’
      Rubbish
      All personality title tatter
      The updating/revision of the party Constitution is the first and most important item to resolve, then other matters will naturally follow.
      According to the Constitution the Party is a fully fledge Marxist/Leninist Party with democratic centralism as the main plank.
      The Party will have to decide whether they would want to remain as such or move on in which case they have to change it and agree on what?
      Then the personalities to successfully manage and administer that philosophy
      No other approach will succeed

  • Col123

    We will see the PPP run a female at the top of the ticket…and she is well known religious type….

    • Emile_Mervin

      Ian Chang did give Jagdeo a get out of retirement card with his obnoxious court ruling that cleared Jagdeo to run again. Now, about the ‘religious type’ description…

  • Emile_Mervin

    The coalition seems to be going wherever the road takes it. Disappointed is a bold understand.

  • KassemB

    ‘ Stop selling yourself short.’
    I am not
    Unless people like you who I depend on keep undermining me

  • Gtloyal

    No need for another Cheddi Jagan. Guyana is already divided … and he did such a good job that we can’t even put the pieces together again.

  • Gtloyal

    “Rohee for President in 2020 elections?” Doon’t be surprised. Ole convict Rohee is a street savvy warlord, in addition to having walked all the corridors of power. He nevertheless, does not have what it takes to be president, however contradictory this may sound. His limitations are exposed when one analyzes the way he subordinated himself, prostrating before the then rookie but ambitious young ganster who later went on to destroy all their hopes and aspirations.
    Maybe he will call it biding his time, but he destroyed his image while doing so, or maybe he has just woken up.