If the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is to assume office, it will seek to recover all monies, among other resources, that would have been expended by the Government after March 21 since beyond that time the government would be holding on to office illegally.

This assertion was made by Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, at a press conference held today at his Church Street Office.

He said, “With the trips they are making to the interior, we will see that as unauthorised use of state money and therefore recoverable in the future through civil action, deductions from pensions etc. Any resource used during that period by Ministers will be treated as personal expenses to be recovered later…So there are a whole slew of things that will come.”

The Opposition Leader also said he will move for international sanctions against the government if they are in office after March 21. This is in addition to the sanctions he would be calling for against Vincent Alexander, Desmond Trotman and Charles Corbin, the Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) who represent the interest of Government, and GECOM Chairman, Justice (rtd.) James Patterson. Together, these individuals voted to inform the President that elections cannot be held by March 19 and that GECOM will proceed with its 2019 work programme which includes house-to-house registration. That process takes about six to eight months to complete.

Further to this, Jagdeo said that he has already informed foreign companies that all deals entered into with the APNU+AFC Party after March 21 would not be recognised by a PPP Government. He said, too, that the PPP will call on CARICOM to not recognise the government.

But that is not all. The Opposition Leader intends to urge Parliament not to pay any Member of Parliament after March 21.

He said, “It is highly unlikely, given the behaviour of the government, that they will do the honourable thing and resign. You can’t expect anything honourable from this government… They will hang on and try to collect the perks and keep their salaries but we will advocate for Parliament not to pay anyone.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here