The Opposition parties Alliance For Change and A Partnership for National Unity are calling for the Attorney General Anil Nandlall to be fired or to demit office following statements he made in a recorded conversation.
The APNU and AFC believe that Nandlall should demit office immediately since they are convinced that he has brought the office into disrepute.
In a statement, the Alliance For Change said it is “shocked beyond disbelief at the recent revelations of conversations between a Kaieteur news reporter and the Attorney General. The transcript of the conversation which the AG has most recently admitted as having said, highlights that he has proven himself wholly unfit to hold the office of Attorney General of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana”.
According to the AFC, President Donald Ramotar must demand the immediate resignation of Mr. Nandalall “as his failure to act swiftly on this issue would be an endorsement of such behaviour by persons who represent our country at the highest level in Guyana and internationally”.
The Government of Guyana has indicated that it is backing the Attorney General despite what he is heard saying in the recorded conversation.
“The Government of Guyana condemns in the strongest possible language the despicable act of a national newspaper to distort and manipulate a private conversation of a Government Minister, whose conversation was illegally recorded, and distorted, and broadcast”, the release said.
According to the Government Information Agency issued statement, the Government of Guyana has decided to “stand by the Attorney General, as the Government of Guyana goes out of its way to foster peace and goodwill” According to the Donald Ramotar administration, it believes in the “integrity and professionalism of the Minister of Legal Affairs, Mr. Anil Nandlall, and stands by him”.
During the recorded conversation, Nandlall could be heard telling a Kaieteur News reporter that he ought to leave the media outfit since people with weapons could be visiting the news office soon as retaliation for articles written about them. The owner of the Kaieteur News has since filed an official police complaint against the Attorney General.
Filed: 29th October, 2014