Presidential influence led to Persaud resignation

PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee revealed yesterday that Minister of Local Government Ganga Persaud’s resignation was influenced by the Office of the President due to undisclosed allegations.

Rohee stated that the PPP supported the President’s decision to “sever” Ganga Persaud’s relationship at the government level, while acknowledging that Persaud was still a member of the PPP’s Central Committee.

Rohee stated that “if there was an act of indiscretion, if there was an act of dishonesty, whatever the act may have been that would have led to the Office of the President taking that decision, the party goes along with it.” His statements contrast that of Persaud’s letter last Thursday which cited a voluntary resignation for personal reasons.

The general secretary continued that whatever position was taken by the Office of the President was done with the party’s consultations. “I have absolutely no difficulties with the decision of the President to sever the comrade’s relationship with the Cabinet.” He stated that the party was “concerned in respect of all government ministers committing acts of indiscretion, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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