Jagdeo, Westford, Selman among PPP parliamentarians announcement – Ramotar out!

Comments from News Source GY::

The party made no mention of former president DonaldRamotar in its release late Tuesday. However,  former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who has been tipped to be opposition leader has been named.

The PPP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate at the last elections is also absent from the list. Ms. Elisabeth Harper indicated last week to the PPP that she is not interested in serving with the party in the National Assembly.

There was also no mention of Former Minster Robert Persaud who is rumored to have severed ties with the PPP.

Surprisingly, former Minister Jennifer Westford who is currently embroiled in an alleged government vehicle transfer scam is on the list of the PPP.

The PPP has also included Dr. Bheri Ramsarran who was forced to resign as a Government Minister in the run up to the last elections, after he threatened to slap a women’s rights activist.

And former APNU Member of Parliament, Africo Selman, has also been included on the PPP’s list.

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  • detow  On 07/07/2015 at 10:31 pm

    A good move by the PPP, Jagdeo ( if he is allowed into parliament after conviction) will now lead the party into oblivion. A real good move.

  • Leslie Chin  On 07/07/2015 at 10:49 pm

    The PPP/C should now take their seats in the legislature and devote their attention to fighting the threat from Venezuela,

  • de castro  On 07/07/2015 at 11:34 pm

    It’s good that “jagdeo” is made to do public service…..and if convicted he should also be sentenced to “community service” to help clean up the city he willfully neglected as president.
    Humiliation is sometimes better than a jail term.
    In olden times in uk it was hands and head in stock and villagers pelted you with rotten eggs and tomatoes.
    Today its “community service” sentencing has evolved.

    Sir kamtan lord of cherin by appointment to HRH QE2 UKPLC

  • Thinker  On 07/08/2015 at 7:02 am

    Anybody from CIVIC?

  • Ishwar Prashad  On 07/08/2015 at 9:43 am

    Jagdeo as Opposition leader. Is this a joke or what? What is the precedent for a former president, who served out his terms, left office under a cloud, now returning as a member of parliament. In the US, for example, Clinton, Bushs’, Carter and other former presidents ( with one exception, Taft, who was appointed and served in the Supreme Court ), returned to private life and works of charity. The PPP is a shell ,of its former self and those who voted for the return of Jagdeo are mere toadies. By the way, where is Ramotar?

  • De Castro  On 07/08/2015 at 10:51 am

    Good question……dumped my guess…..PPP and its supporters are a “has been” force……200.000 supporters did not vote in “candidate selection” …there is the issue. Now PPP will disappear from the Guyana political arena…..jagdeo will destroy the party…..only hope is for a new personality to emerge in a leadership contest which is publicly debated/decided.

    We are seeing “democracy” disappear in Guyana s political arena….with mass resignations in opposition to follow…..sad days ahead.

    Que sera

  • Beth.  On 07/08/2015 at 11:31 am

    The PPP, under the command of Jagdeo the Destroyer, Plundered and almost Destroyed our beloved country! He and the rest of his Henchmen need to serve jail time! For a long time! They are a Particular EVIL Breed. Thank God they are gone!

  • Gigi  On 07/08/2015 at 12:49 pm

    Jagdeo is to Guyana what Putin is to Russia what Varoufakis is to Greece and that is why the west and others (many on this site) hate them (maybe not Varoufakis since they most likely don’t know who he is) with such intense passion. Their greatness will live on in history without having to inject lies and embellishments to make them look good.

    @Ishwar Orashad, I see that you’re of the impression that because America is running things in Guyana that Guyana should follow the US constitution. Guyana’s constitution, crafted by the British and rewritten by Burnham/PNC, allows for this.

    Someone mentioned democracy…there is no freaking democracy in Guyana. Not in the US, not in the UK, not in Canada and not in most of the western countries that like to invoke democracy while blatantly trampling over said democracy. Though, I must say democracy is overrated. There is something fundamentally wrong with allowing stupid people to vote. They should be allowed to sit some sort of civic exam in order to be eligible to vote. This would assure countries of having some form of an intelligent populace. Though detrimental to those politicians dependent on these votes to win.

    Aristotle did say that government by the middle-class is the best form of govt because both the rich and poor are the most corruptible and thus “most apt to act unjustly against their fellow citizens.” But that in itself is a problem since everyone likes to claim middle-class status and this status has been redefined to mean the working class. In America, this class is allotted to those earning between 20k – 50k – those good, solid middle-class paying jobs that American politicians like to give speeches on but have no interest in creating or bringing back. Though the stark reality is that those earning this in today’s America are practically as poor as a church mouse. A good book that explains and describes America’s class system is Paul Fussell’s ‘Class: A Guide Through the American Status System.’

  • de castro  On 07/09/2015 at 5:48 am

    Gigi ….that’s why I like you….quoting Aristotle…..
    Middle class philosophy…..
    It is the middle class that changes history…..builds a society.
    If they become corrupt or corruptible no “anti biotic” is strong enough to avoid the endemic outcome.
    Agree that middle class has been redefined as “working class”
    take it further….”employed class”.
    Would love to read Paul Russell s spin on class….can I download on kindle ?
    If not maybe my local library…..
    My favourite union song of 60s ukplc.

    The working class can kiss me rass
    Me gat De forman job at last.

    You are my “favourite” cynicacist…..pragmatically so !
    Write on babes…..love the fire in your belly.
    My fatal attraction 😈


  • Ishwar Prashad  On 07/09/2015 at 11:27 am

    In Politics, Aristotle, wrote that the middle class is necessary for balance/equilibrium. That they are a mix of the “emotions/appetite” of the lower class (those who did not own property) and the greed/ambitions of the upper/propertied class. This, he felt was the only way to avoid revolution. The middle class must be the largest class and larger still than both the other two classes together.

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