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Jagdeo pours cold water on Granger’s olive branch

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Thursday afternoon dismissed overtures by President Granger to arrive at “consensus and compromise.”

“He said it many times. It’s all rhetoric. Has the President ever done anything significantly to move this forward?” Jagdeo told a news conference.

The former Guyanese leader said government’s social cohesion programme, under the umbrella of Minister Amna Ally, is more a “slush fund” for partisan party work. He questioned the credentials and ability of Ally to promote social cohesion. “Amna Ally is a partisan person. She can’t bring people together,” he said.

Jagdeo said President Granger is not sincere about working together. “The President does not mean it. He just says these things like so many other things that sound good,” said the Opposition Leader.

President Granger earlier Thursday, to mark the resumption of sittings after the two-month break, said despite the PPPC parliamentarians’ boycott of his address, he hoped that government and the opposition could reach “compromise and consensus.” “Let us hope that despite the absence of the opposition today, we will continue to search for and find avenues for compromise and consensus,” Granger said.

The PPPC MPs walked out of the National Assembly as the President was about to address Parliament to protest alleged bad governance by the coalition, in particular the suspension of Public Service Commission Chairman, Carville Duncan.

Duncan has been asked to show cause to a Tribunal why he should not be removed from office in light of charges that he allegedly stole director’s fees from the Guyana Power and Light.

Jagdeo has said thst Duncan, who appears to be cozy with the PPPC, has been an obstacle to government appointing political favourites to public service posts.

  • Lance Vance

    i agree with Bharat Jagdeo & ppp parliamentarians walking out of the parliament,y listen to that J666 a$$,he is low energy ,he make speeches, go home & sleep,forget what he said earlier,they did”t do 1 crap since they thief the i seat & form the gov”t ,we r worst off today than 2 years ago & it will get worst.they don”t know there a$$ from there elbow.

  • Lance Vance

    The former Guyanese leader said government’s social cohesion programme, under the umbrella of Minister Amna Ally, is more a “slush fund” for partisan party work. He questioned the credentials and ability of Ally to promote social cohesion. “Amna Ally is a partisan person. She can’t bring people together,” he said.U FORGET TO MENTION SHE LOOK LIKE A PINTO FISH

    • Michael Grey

      Pinto fish… thats hilarious but a good example to describe her…..

      • Col123

        Bad taste in the way which you adults describe anyone…have some respect!…you guys are partisans also…

  • Lance Vance

    “He said it many times. It’s all rhetoric. Has the President ever done anything significantly to move this forward?” GOOD QUESTION Mr FORMER PRESIDENT, GANGA U WANT TO ANSWER THAT OR U WILL LET NIMAK GIVE IT A TRY

  • Jinnah Rahman

    JAGDEO – huff and Puff will come to an abrupt end when the new legislation is passed to bring him and his acolytes to the Hall of Justice. There will be an Open and Transparent Court -operating day and night to get Swift result.

    • rs dasai

      Jin
      Right on.

    • Michael Grey

      They wud have to go back to the 28yrs before the 23yrs years… dont forget that part…….

  • Michael Grey

    Jagdeo is the best Guyana has seen todate… he doesnt bend his head into a speech written by someone…. with his eyes on the camera… he SPEAKS… now thats what is called brilliance…. Granger take note……

  • Carolyn

    Criticism
    A Mirrored Image
    The story is told Jagdeo and an angel was waking when Jagdeo said President Granger is not sincere about working together. “The President does not mean it. He just says these things like so many other things that sound good,” said the Opposition Leader. “I never saw such a wretched set of people,” he said, “as are in this country. They are mean, greedy, selfish, and careless of the needs of others. Worst of all, they are forever speaking evil of one another.” “Is it really so?” asked the angel. “It is, indeed,” said the jagdeo. “Why, only look at this fellow coming toward us! I know his face, though I cannot remember his name. See his little shark-like, cruel eyes, darting here and there like a ferret’s, and the lines of hardness about his mouth! The very droop of his shoulders is mean and cringing, and he slinks along instead of walking.” “It is very clever of you to see all this,” said the angel, “but there is one thing that you did not perceive–that is a mirror we are approaching.”

    Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    Mat 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
    Mat 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
    Mat 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.