“This can undermine the social fabric of our nation, and excite racial insecurity and fear throughout Guyana” – Nagamootoo
Alliance For Change Vice Chairman Moses Nagamootoo has suggested that the government is engaged in yet another illegal activity. But this one, he said, has the power to destroy “the social fabric” of Guyana.
Nagamootoo, who has been nominated to be AFC’s presidential candidate, stated at a recent press conference that his Party is alarmed at the “shameless and illegal campaigns of the (President Donald) Ramotar-led PPP (People’s Progressive Party) to create ethnic and geographical apartheid in Guyana.”
Nagamootoo said that the PPP is in a frenzy to re-capture at least two Regional seats, and has chosen Region Six and Region Eight as “hunting grounds.”
He stated however, that Berbice, from where he hails, is “no longer the fiefdom of the PPP.”
Nagamootoo told the media that when Berbicians voted AFC in 2011, they declared their freedom from racist domination and have given no indications that they will retreat.
The long time politician, who is also an Attorney-at-Law, said that the law specifies that any person or organization that stirs up racial hatred is guilty of a criminal offence.
“We call on the Guyana Elections Commission and the Guyana Police Force to mount an investigation into our claims of the PPP’s resort to racism and racial hatred in Berbice.”
Nagamootoo warned that the “racist campaign of the PPP would further undermine the social fabric of our nation and excite racial insecurity and fear throughout Guyana.”
He said that Guyana is at the “crossroad of definition, whether we are only formally democratic, or descending swiftly into a racist, autocratic, authoritarian state.”
Nagamootoo added that, according to the “self-anointed beacon of truth”, both President Ramotar and the Prime Minister Samuel Hinds have been involved in partisan activities to re-capture lost votes in Berbice, “in much the same way as serfs were sought after in Nikolai Gogol’s epic novel, “Dead Souls”.”
He said that the PPP administration is also utilizing state resources in an attempt to bribe potential voters, “but their bottom house meetings in Essequibo and Berbice have shown that the PPP is despised and rejected, and no amount of bribe, cajoling and ‘co-choring’ would stop the PPP ship from sinking at coming elections.”
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