The Presidential landscape is
becoming very interesting on a daily basis with
another PPP stalwart announcing his desire.
At first it was Donald Ramotar,
then Clement Rohee and now Moses
It’s not only frightening but
very embarrassing to have a President Clement
Rohee or Donald Ramotar, leading a nation that
produced some of the most eminent scholars in the
English speaking Caribbean.
While Mr. Nagamootoo has been
trying to show that he is a changed man, I must
hasten to say that “those who forget the past
are condemned for the future.” Guyanese need to
be wary of Moses Nagamootoo because of his blind
allegiance to the PPP. This man is reluctant to
criticise the PPP and Mr. Jagdeo for some of the
mess they have foisted on the Guyanese people. I
am not in the least surprise by some of his
utterances during his interview with SN
For instance, this man is proud
to say that he is a “PPP Man” and would not
even consider running as an independent in spite
of all the nepotism, corruption and scandals that
characterized the PPP Government over the years.
In my opinion, Mr. Nagamootoo
showed the nature of the beast when in response to
a question on Jagdeo’s reign of power he gave a
vague response in an attempt as not to anger the
party, supporters and Jagdeo and the possibility
of not hurting his chances of winning the
However, anyone analysing his
responses can easily surmise that he feels that
Jagdeo has become a dictator.
When he opined that Jagdeo was
“focused and not bothered by repercussions and
interventionists…” it shows clearly that the
“buck” begins and ends with Jagdeo and that
nothing but his desires matter.
Thanks Mr. Nagamootoo for
confirming what Freddie has long been saying of
Jagdeo’s Presidency - Dictatorship.
Finally, did Mr. Nagamootoo
misspeak when he gave Mr. Jagdeo a
“satisfactory” for his leadership and in the
same breath says that, “waste and extravagance
should be curtailed, while corruption also needed
to be shut out as well as abuse of power by
officials holding public office?” Mr. Nagamootoo,
just be clear on your positions and stop trying to
be politically correct since that will only hurt
your chances if there are any.
March 08, 2010