Mar 10, 2012 Letters
Kindly allow me space to respond to Mr Frederick Kissoon’s letter of Monday 5th March 2012.
I want to start by telling Mr Kissoon that I buy all the daily newspapers every single day they are available. I also like reading his column which I sometimes find interesting. It is because of this that I could have picked up the misinformation he was spreading with regards the Election day activities at Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara.
I want Mr Kissoon to know that while I do not always agree with what he writes I will defend his rights to do so, providing he is accurate with his facts and not libelous.
One other thing. I was a detective during the late seventies and early eighties. And one thing I learnt was that in order to secure a conviction you had to build a strong case based on ”FACTS” not Fiction.
Now Mr Kissoon in his letter spoke about receiving a phone call from Ms Cindy Sookdeo, an AFC Region 5 Organizer, telling him about an incident in Region 4. The question to be asked is; where was Ms Sookdeo at the time of this incident? Was she in Region 5 or Region 4? If she was in Region 4 and Cane Grove, was she able to see what she was reporting on, that is the stuffing of the ballot boxes?
Who were the players involved? Are they people she knows? Could she identify them if she sees them again? I ask these questions because Mr Kissoon states clearly in his missive that he believed Ms Sookdeo, and while it is his right to believe or not to believe, a court of law works with facts. People will say “show me the evidence”.
I ask these questions because Mr Kissoon is presently involved in a court case with former President Jagdeo and in that case facts had to be presented. What he is clearly doing now is being sensational and not speaking the truth. And he would find himself putting the newspaper and himself in trouble time after time. I would advise Mr Kissoon to always check his information before putting it to print. I notice one fault he has and that is he never apologizes whenever he is corrected.
Editor, I had already given you the names of the polling agents for the various polling stations and if Mr Kissoon had checked with you he would have seen the proof that APNU did have Polling Agents at ALL the Polling Places Identified by GECOM. So I would only now give you the results for those stations and if he requires copies of Statements Of Poll, he can check at the APNU office in Georgetown. Those documents will show the signatures of the Polling Agents.
As regards statements made by Mr Aubrey Norton on Christopher Ram’s ”Plain Talk” Programme, I spoke with Mr Norton and I also saw the show. What Mr Norton said was that in Region 10, where he was Liaison Officer of the election process for APNU, he made sure he had Polling Agents in the riverain areas “where the PPP/C was likely to rig”. And this greatly reduced the chances of skulduggery. He also said that ”if APNU had put Polling Agents in Regions 2, 3 & 6 and properly scrutinized the process we would have done well”.
What Mr Kissoon has done is extrapolate this to mean Mr Norton was speaking about the entire country. No, Mr Kissoon, you are stretching the truth. You can obtain a copy of the programme on DVD from Mr Ram and hear what Mr Norton said. You mentioned Mr Granger, but provided no specifics, so I am sorry I cannot respond.
Guyanese you are being prostituted by your politicians!
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