APNU+AFC own members who are ‘giving ‘em hell’

THE energetic PPP/C has been in office for five weeks, and has amassed a number of achievements in an accomplished manner. Since the opening of the 12th sitting for Parliament last Tuesday, they did not hesitate but went straight to work, undaunted by the irresponsible walk-out by the APNU+AFC elected National Assembly members. The House went ahead and approved a total of $11.2B for 16 constitutional agencies for the remainder of the 2020 fiscal year. In all the ministries, there were buzzing activities that portrayed a commitment to provide working solutions to the country’s immense problems created by the reckless past administration. More findings are revealing an abandonment from the economy, and the APNU+AFC deserting the suffering Guyanese, but, ensuring that they took care of themselves.

COVID-19 continues to steal the Number One priority, and the Ministry of Health along with the new Task Force is hard pressed for control of this pandemic that has seen a double jump in the alarming death rate. Now that the PPP/C has legitimately secured governance, help has begun to pour in from the international community. Yet Guyanese continue to shun their responsibilities, and can be found flauting the COVID-19 regulations. If only all can understand that the protocols must be adhered to in a strict manner, that will be the key solution to this challenging virus, and adopting preventative methods will substantially contribute to the disease being unable to spread rapidly.

Past President David Granger continues with his careless and unabashed statements, and now making pronouncements over the past five weeks more than what he did in the past five years. This time he singled out the present COVID-19 Task Force.

Granger said, “I supplemented that task force with an Executive Task Force. All of this… people seem to underestimate the danger that COVID has put into this country. We were conscious of that danger, and we put all of our resources to prevent the spread of the disease. And now that prevention mechanism had been dismantled and the disease is spreading.”

Really? How conscious can he be when his party called on Guyanese to gather in front of Parliament Building to listen to his tongue twisters, and fooling the APNU+AFC supporters about the election recount result? How irresponsible was he when he allowed large masses to gather in front of the courts on numerous occasions to picket? How heartless can he be when he encouraged people to come out on his propaganda meet-the-people tour to discuss the acclaimed election “irregularities”? Wasn’t he and his party endangering the lives of gullible Guyanese when Harmon summoned Guyanese to come out in large amounts to protest Mingo/Lowenfield/ Lawrence court charges? How about instigating crowds to picket the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, and jeopardising their lives? Then again, master-minding the orchestration of protesters to gather and block traffic for days in Belladrum was a clear violation, and demonstrated lack of proper leadership by Granger and his party. Clearly, the cyclic effect can endanger tens of thousands of innocent Guyanese. Now, who broke the law and dismantled the discipline of rules and regulations? Who is the chief mischief-maker who doesn’t give a damn about the lives of the man-in-the- street, and deliberately and definitely exposing families to this deadly virus? It is the APNU+AFC that is adept at the devious spreading of this pandemic, knowingly and callously. Opposition members Chris Jones and Sherod Duncan both tested positive for COVID-19, yet they presumptuously presented themselves and attended the 12th sitting of Parliament. How injudicious and inappropriate can they be, realising that you cannot take any chance in this precarious situation? But, this is the indiscreet APNU+AFC we have to deal with and their imprudent considerations. How do you expect to win the hearts of people when you are setting a death trap for your very own supporters, their children and their relatives, friends and neighbours? At this rate, who is going to want to vote for someone who just doesn’t have your interest at heart? The APNU+AFC continues to shoot themselves on the foot, and to expose their fragility and diabolic characteristics.
Wobbling from the election loss, the APNU+AFC is unable to jump this hurdle, and continues to play the blame game and look for excuses. They fooled their supporters and lied to them, telling the people that they won the election from Day One, and now, they have no choice but to continue the same trend in order to save face.
They cannot tell the truth, and so they have to insist on peddling lies perpetually. Gradually, Guyanese are discovering for themselves how deceitful the APNU+AFC is, and are distancing themselves from them for their tactless and tasteless behaviour. No wonder the WPA has relinquished their relationship from the APNU, and now the JFAP has severed ties with them also. The PNC is drifting further as a representation of the wide Guyanese spectrum, and the AFC continues to lose their key members also. It is APNU+AFC own members who are “giving ‘em hell.” The PNC is afflicted and affected by their back door to hell.

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