Earlier this evening, President David Granger and his Prime Ministerial Candidate, Khemraj Ramjattan were both visibly delighted to issue taunts directed at People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali about his “questionable” qualifications.
Ramjattan addressed the crowd before Granger. While Ramjattan touched on many issues, he made several references to the “fraud” surrounding Ali’s qualifications. As he neared the end of his speech, Ramjattan told supporters that the choice for the next government is simple. He said that the choice is between a government led by “Granger, who is properly qualified and certified” or, “…an arrogant PPP government led by Ali whose qualifications are questionable.”
When President Granger took the stage, he made countless references to the dilemma surrounding Ali’s qualifications. With each reference, Granger got the support of those in the audience who responded with cheers as they erected their flags.
Granger probably got one of his loudest applause when he said, “Nobody in my Cabinet ever went to the University of Uitvlugt. We have good and qualified people over here.”
Granger went on to state that the PPP is populated by frauds and greedy copy cats.
Even as he continued his speech, highlighting his plan for the decade, Granger was keen to make several other references to Ali using works like “fake and fraud.”
Last year, Ali came in for severe criticism after it was revealed that he may have gained entry to do his Master’s Degree at a university in India using a fake transcript he obtained from an unknown university located in West Demerara. Hence, Granger’s reference to the University of Uitvlugt.