Pres. Granger urges Guyanese to be patient, ignore misinformation being peddled
DPI, Guyana, Monday, June 29, 2020
His Excellency President David Granger is urging Guyanese to be patient and not become anxious with the propaganda being peddled by the People’s Progressive Party.
The President on Monday evening during an appearance on the programme Straight Up on Benschop Radio 107.1 FM noted that it has been seventeen weeks since Guyanese went to the polls and since then, “the election process has been converted into some form of political hatred and hostility.”
He referenced the events of March 6, 2020, when a school bus transporting students home was stoned in Bath Settlement.
“One of the greatest injuries I felt was to see photographs of school children in Bath settlement – people stoning a bus with children returning going home from school! I am still to hear the PPP condemn that violence; I am still to hear those minor parties condemn that violence.”
He further assured that a legitimate process is in place to ensure the electoral process is completed. “It is working, the courts are working, the commission is working and the integrity and independence of the commission have been protected.”
Meanwhile, when asked about remarks made by members of the People’s Progressive Party which seek to instil fear into public servants about their job security, President Granger emphasised that the Coalition government is not on a witch hunt to penalise or victimize public servants for their political affiliations.
He highlighted that since assuming office – after the PPP – the Coalition has sought to correct the wrongs of the past 23 years wrought by such actions.
“Coming after 23 years of that type of behaviour, coming after 10 years of troubles on the East Coast, coming after the failure to hold Local Government Elections, we are now on the correct path.”
The Head of States reminded that he never sought to “purge or change the people around” when he took office. “The first meeting I had was with the public servants and I said, I am not going to ask who you voted for, instead I said I am going to ask that you be professional,” he recalled.
The President underscored that he intends to guide the country back onto a path of normalcy and “make Guyana a prosperous state.”