General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Donald Ramotar, yesterday accused the Parliamentary opposition, particularly the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), of giving tacit (implicit or unspoken) support to criminal activities in Guyana.
Ramotar made the statement during a media briefing at the party’s headquarters, Freedom House, yesterday.
He argued that his contention was based on the opposition parties’ position on the motion tabled recently by Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee that was aimed at lauding the Joint Services for the killing of Rondell ‘Fine Man’ Rawlins and his gang.
When the motion was put to the House on Monday, the House asked for a division of votes and the opposition parties abstained from voting.
Ramotar added also that it was noticeable that the leader of the Alliance For Change, Raphael Trotman, after attacking the motion seeking to express appreciation to the Joint Services, left the National Assembly with his deputy, Khemraj Ramjattan.
“It was obvious that they did not want to be in Parliament to take a side for or against the motion…This was clear political opportunism, and can only encourage criminal activities in Guyana…He, however, returned to support the ridiculous allegation of torture contained in the motion of the PNCR.”