Former Attorney-General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall has taken umbrage to comments being made by persons living in the United States, whom he is accusing of instigating violence in Guyana amidst an ongoing political crisis. These persons must be sanctioned by the U.S. State Department, the politician is advocating.
“I am already on public record calling for the United States State Department to sanction these despots living in the US. I hereby renew this call. They are actively inciting politically and racially inspired violence in this land from the safe haven of the United States,” he said in his weekly column, the “Unruly Horse”.
Nandlall spoke about one coalition supporter being regularly on the airwaves and in the social media preaching “asininities”.
“A small but vociferous contingent in the diaspora, safely in their homes, physically thousands of miles from Guyana, who pay no taxes in this land, are also on this suicidal bandwagon, expressing their racist and seditious rankings daily,” the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Executive Member wrote.
His call for sanctions comes weeks after the U.S. State Department announced visa restrictions on top government and elections officials for allegedly playing a part in denying the will of the people from being reflected following the March 2 General and Regional Elections.
Nandlall spoke of a group of “wild men” in the incumbent, A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) camp, who are nudging the party’s leader and Head of State, David Granger, to stray from the path of righteousness.
He said, “A part of the strategy of this group is to stroke Mr Granger’s fragile ego. In so doing, they build up in his head, that the path which they are encouraging him to traverse will achieve for him, not only self-greatness but will also ‘deliver his people to the promise land’…Granger is imbibing the kool-aid, hence his current intransigence,” the lawyer said.
Nandlall went on to say that Granger must come to the realisation that his integrity is on “national and international trial”, not the group’s.
“History may not even footnote the existence of these radical elements, let alone record their diabolical schemes. As an historian, Mr Granger should understand that his legacy will be the only footprint by which he will be judged by future generations,” the former Minister noted.
He continued: “Those very ones who are encouraging him now, will avoid him like a plague then, as they will not wish what he will have to suffer, upon their worst enemy.”
Nandlall concluded that Granger is “precariously poised” at the juncture of two roads: one that can lead to possible personal redemption and a future for this country, and one that can lead to complete perdition.
“Whichever one he chooses; he must be assured that the world will know that he made that choice with eyes wide open,” Nandlall said.