I ask Mr. Bisram to recite only verifiable incidents
Someone drew to my attention Vishnu Bisram’s letter of September 11, 2012, in reply to Wesley Kirton’s. His last two sentences about rigging at PNC Party Congress Elections demonstrate this gentleman’s myopia and the absurdity of his argument.
Without a doubt, the process that took place at the July delegates’ conference of the PNC was the most open and democratic ever in Guyana’s political history, and I speak as one who attended congresses of the PNC from before 1953.
The process was unique, where candidates at open party meetings were allowed to hear and question the prospective candidates, with criticism of the process.
It was so open that it became tedious, and took up too much time.
With respect to elections, I just wish to remind Mr. Bisram as he assails Wesley Kirton that as a result of improper activities by the leadership of the PPP at the 1961 elections, the PNC brought six elections petitions.
I was the PNC candidate from the Houston constituency, and it was a closely contested one. After hearing all of the evidence placed before the High Court, it was determined that this constituency won by the PPP candidate was the result of fraudulent activities, and it was directed that a by-election be held.
The PPP in defiance of this Court Order refused to hold a by-election.
These are facts, not the figment of someone’s imagination. I shall say no more except to ask Mr. Bisram to recite only verifiable incidents.
Hamilton Green, J.P.