The former Attorney General of Guyana, Anil Nandlall is having “serious introspection” about whether he should continue serving the Guyanese public through political office.
Mr. Nandlall was forced to call a press conference yesterday to clear his name after his former bodyguard was arrested in connection with the murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing.
He said he hired Rujpat Narine as his bodyguard after the death of Courtney Crum-Ewing and fired him four days later after his driver told him that the man was informing unknown persons about their whereabouts.
Nandlall said he is now forced to reconsider whether he intends to continue political life in the country because it appears as though he simply “ain’t got me luck”.
At the Thursday midday press conference Nandlall said “at this point in time, I have to seriously consider whether it is worth it”.
He added that he now fears for his life.
“My desire has always been to serve the people of Guyana. I have no other objective. I have no other aspiration. And when one looks at the problems that befall you as you attempt to do public service, then you really have to question and consider whether it is worth it. I left a very very successful legal practice to enter into government to serve the people of Guyana and you have to face all of these problems.”
The former Attorney General said there is “so much ingratitude” that one would have to face when serving public office.
When Nandlall served as Attorney General under the previous PPP C government, there were calls for him to step down from office after a profanity laced telephone conversation between himself and a Kaieteur News reporter was made public.
He never resigned from office and that decision prompted Courtney Crum-Ewing to stage a one man protest outside his office for several months.
Crum-Ewing was shot dead on the night of March 10, 2015 as he walked through the Diamond community encouraging persons to vote the PPP Civic out of office. Nandlall has distanced himself from the murder and said he was in the Timehri area at a public meeting when Crum-Ewing was executed.
He said he is not concerned about the fate of his former bodyguard who is now in police custody since he hardly knew the man and only hired him on the recommendation of the man’s own brother.