Please permit me a space in your newspaper to respond to a statement made by Ms. Gail Teixeira on Thursday, October 17, 2019 on the CNS Channel 6 television programme, “Matters of Public Importance.” Where she stated that “President Granger did not sympathise with the family of the five persons involved in the accident”.
It is disturbing to me, as a youth who pays keen attention to current affairs to hear public leaders making false statements with the devious aim to create a public mischief in order whip up support from their base.
To accuse President David Granger of being uncaring about the loss of lives in the tragic accident on the Friendship, East Bank Demerara Public Road is as false as if someone saying the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. Ms. Teixeira a simple perusal of the facts, which were all over the news before your Friday programme would have revealed that President Granger, after learning about the accident swiftly visited the scene of the accident and was visibly shocked at the scene and with the loss of lives. He also visited the relatives of the five victims who lost their lives The government has agreed to offer various forms of assistance the families and children of those who died in the accident.
Editor, the PPP/C’s Chief Whip sat on their television programme for one hour, with a straight face and spewed sheer lies on various issues, which anyone can refute by simply checking the facts. But you know what, it was the very same Ms. Teixeira’s who now talks about pain and suffering of the bereaved families, using this tragic accident for political mileage.
You have no shame Ms Teixeira, it was a horrible accident and you should have some decency to not politicise it. After all it was deliberate the actions by the PPP/C which brought untold heartache sorrow and anguish to many Guyanese families when it unleashed state sponsored violence, when nurses were shot for protesting for better wages and conditions of work, the sugar workers from Wales Estate were tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets, many citizens were shot beaten and incarcerated protestors in Linden were shot and killed.
Where was your sympathy or empathy for the countless Guyanese citizens who suffered under the PPP/C. Editor, IT IS HYPOCRITICAL FOR MS TEIXEIRA CRITICIZE PRESIDENT GRANGER OVER THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT, when under her government there was no sympathy or empathy for the many Guyanese whose lives were snuffed out by extra judicial killings. Those were not accidents Ms TeIxiera, so please spare us the hypocrisy
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