Research has demonstrated that there have been presidents who told lies for a variety of reasons, from legitimate lies concerning national security, to trivial misstatements or shading the truth, or avoiding embarrassment, to serious lies of policy deception.
However, when President David Granger continues to insist that his previous false statements are true, the institutions of government become corroded and democracy is undermined. Of course, many of President Granger’s lies are “conventional” lies similar to those that politicians often tell in order to look good or avoid blames but these lies are in contravention of the constitution.
The most recent being in the process of the appointment of the GECOM chairman where he said that he would consider the previous lists of eighteen persons that was submitted and then reneged on his pronouncement, accusing Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, of not acting in good faith.
Then the statement to the nation ,when he lied again that the appointment of a GECOM chairman can be concluded in days, then subsequently stated that the process can end in gridlock if his nominees are not on the list that is being submitted by the Opposition Leader.
The other statement pertaining to passage of the National Budget would be another deception since all governmental agencies was instructed to submit their proposals including the Regional Democratic Councils.
The integrity of David Granger as a political leader is decaying. The people of Guyana are beginning to lose trust in him because of his lies and disrespect for the constitution which seems to be an attempt to remain in power.
The present political situation in Guyana can be considered a ‘dictatorship state’ since the APNU/AFC coalition Government seems to be manipulating all the systems in order to retain power. The situation at GECOM is worrying; we must stand up against what is happening. Guyana needs immediate help!
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