General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Civic, Clement Rohee, said yesterday that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran are sourpusses for their critique of the PPP/C.
Speaking at a press conference at Freedom House, yesterday, Rohee said that Nagamootoo and Ramkarran have taken their stance against the PPP/C since they were unable to persuade the membership of the party to support their pursuit of the nomination to be the party’s presidential candidate.
“Neither of them succeeded in hoodwinking the leadership of the PPP/C to support their reasons why they should be the Presidential aspirant” said Rohee. According to him due to this inability, both individuals left the party and sought redress in various arenas.
He said that Nagamootoo has sought refuge in the Alliance for Change and Ramkarran has found his place in the media. Ramkarran writes a column for the Stabroek News.
According to Rohee the bottom line is that, there is a simple case of self-interest on both sides of the divide.
He said that Ramkarran and Nagamootoo have chosen to project themselves as keepers of Cheddi Jagan’s legacy and all that he stood for.
“In other words, the 35 members of the current central committee and the 18 members of the current executive are not the keepers of Cheddi Jagan’s legacy.”
According to Rohee, the credibility of the criticisms levelled by Nagamootoo may seem to have value since he is holding the position of Prime Minister. He hinted at a possibly marred reputation of Nagamootoo as an individual as opposed to being a member of Government.
“Both Mr. Nagamootoo and Mr. Ramkarran, two peas in a pod, do not have credibility when it comes to making the type of analysis and seeking to influence John or Jane Public.”
He said that in the case of Ramkarran he may have taken positions on issues which objectively support the Government. According to Rohee it cannot be said that Ramkarran is in any way supportive of the PPP/C.
“If one is to take a collection of the articles that have been written over a number of years, you will see the imbalance in how objective he is supportive of the government.”
Rohee further said that vengeance politics will get the two men nowhere. He said that the two are trying to get back at the PPP/C for not getting their way. Further Rohee relayed that both sides of the divide are practising the same type of politics and therefore no result will ensue.
Targeting Ramkarran’s recent articles, Rohee said that the former speaker is living in a bubble, cocoon or a fool’s paradise. “Mr. Ramkarran has been with the PPP for over 40 years; and what he is saying, I don’t think it reaches the ears of anyone in Guyana.
“Is he talking to the PPP supporters? Is he talking to the supporters of the APNU-AFC? Or is he talking to himself?”
According to Rohee, Ramkarran is clueless as to who his audience is, since he does not know what PPP/C supporters are going through.
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