For all of our concern we shouldn’t be surprised that a medical emergency has brought us to the point of evaluating leadership succession in Guyana.

The highest levels of the nation’s politics bear an uncomfortable resemblance to a gerontocracy.  And this not being said to be disparaging, in the least.

Disruptive health occurrences are an unavoidable statistical consequence of life and I will hasten to add that it isn’t confined to the older population.  I can attest to having suffered a major life threatening incident almost a decade ago at an age when life was supposed to be effusing and though I have no physical deficits, it was an event that drastically forced the change of the course of things…in my comparatively uncomplicated life.