Leader of the People’s National Congress and former President David Granger has issued a warning to the governing People’s Progressive Party over what he has described as the party’s “dangerous pattern of aggression” since its return to Government.
In the past few days, a number of Government workers who worked in the Ministry of the Presidency have been asked to resign from their positions while others were locked out of their offices.
Former Government officials who occupy government houses were told to move with immediate effect. Some were given 36 hours to pack up and move out.
In a statement this morning, Mr. Granger said the PPP appears to be on a “vindictive and vulgar campaign” that seeks to discriminate persons who worked under the former Government.
“The People’s National Congress warns the People’s Progressive Party to desist from pursuing this dangerous pattern of aggression against officials, members of society and persons perceived to belong to other political parties. The PPP will bear responsibility for the consequences of its conduct”, Mr. Granger said.
He reminded that the PNC which is the largest party in the APNU+AFC coalition placed on record its acceptance of the lawful consequences that followed the declaration of the election results although it maintains that the final report included fraudulent votes.
“The PNC, like all other Guyanese citizens and organisations, is aware that the results of the General and Regional Elections held on 2nd March 2020 were not declared until Sunday 2nd August, nearly twenty-two weeks afterwards. Delays in the ‘Declaration’ of results were caused, in part, by the revelation of numerous abuses, anomalies and irregularities in the poll and the appeals which were made to the courts, consequently, for the validation of the elections, during this period”.
Mr. Granger made it clear that the PNC will challenge the declared results lawfully and he has urged the party’s members and supporters to continue to conduct themselves in a lawful and peaceful manner. He offered thanks to his party supporters and members for all the support they offered during the elections.
The APNU+AFC coalition has accused the new PPP government of witch-hunting.
President Irfaan Ali has promised to govern in the interest of all the people of Guyana and has told senior public servants that they have nothing nothing to fear and should continue to operate professionally.