Mar 30, 2015 News
By Abena Rockcliffe
General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee, yesterday told thousands who gathered in Kitty for a political rally that his Party will bury the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition.
He called on those who are in support of the PPP and want to see “continued progress” in Guyana to assist in the burial. Rohee charged the pumped up crowd to “put the final nail in the coffin” on May, 11 when the nation goes to the polls to elect a government.
Rohee took the stage all energized and told the crowd that the Party remains a fighting party. He likened the PPP to a scorpion and said that everyone knows what is likely to happen to a person who is unfortunate enough to be stung by a scorpion. With that, the politician stretched his arms open, leaned to the side and belted out “A scorpion bite meh I think like ah gone dead,” stealing a few words from a popular Chutney song.
When Rohee was finished with his rendition, he told supporters that when the metaphoric scorpion stings the APNU+AFC coalition, it will die.
He reminisced that the last time he spoke at a Kitty rally was October 9, 2011. He thanked all those who stood by the PPP from then to now in what he described as the continued journey of growth.
“I thank our friends, sympathizers and well wishers for support in building a strong and resilient economy,” said Rohee.
The General Secretary told the crowd that his Party won 166,000 votes at the last election thus went into government; but the opposition parties, which had the combined majority of votes, behaved like the PPP did not have a right to govern.
“Scraven, lickrish and hungish” is how Rohee described the Opposition saying that, “they took everything for themselves.”
Also, he told the crowd that the APNU and AFC were working together all the while and during the life of the Tenth Parliament strengthened their relationship.
“There is a Wedding Expo in Duke Street that is going on now; I thought I would have seen the Opposition there.”
He said, APNU+AFC Presidential hopeful, David Granger, was “tackling” Moses Nagamootoo during Parliament. “Dey de hustling one another…all ah we got on red but this is PPP red is not Valentine red.”
Rohee said that the “marriage” happen but with “canta” ring.
As he alluded to the fact that the APNU+AFC coalition officially launched its election campaign at Pegasus Hotel, Rohee told his supporters that it was there that Granger and Nagamootoo consummated the marriage.
The politician then told the crowd that the time for chances is over “this country went through too many experiments.”
Rohee told supporters that the Opposition is asking for the PPP to give up but “hell no.”
But the man who is responsible for the nation’s security spoke nothing about his record of overseeing a sector that has been the centre of criticism in recent years.
He chose the occasion to urge the coalition’s Presidential Candidate David Granger to “confess” for the bad things he did.
According to him, Granger must go before the Commission of Inquiry regarding the death of Walter Rodney as he continued his verbal bashing by stressing that “Granger must say weh de guns deh.”
Further, Rohee pointed out that Granger is an ex Army Officer and asked the gathering, “What you expect from an ex-soldier surrounded by more ex soldiers and police?” He then urged the PPP supporters to say no to the possibility of living in a military country.
Rohee concluded by singing the song popular in the PPP’s last election campaign “What’s in my cup stays in my cup.”
He said that “security, stability and a strong government is in the PPP’s cup. “Vote Ramotar for continued progress.”
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