No lobbying by Jagdeo, Ramotar says
President Donald Ramotar yesterday rejected opposition claims that former president Bharrat Jagdeo is a lobbyist for foreign investors who are given contracts here.
“Jagdeo has not spoken with me about any contracts. Any. I can say that with all honesty and watch you full in the eye and say it. Jagdeo has not lobbied me for any contract for anyone,” Ramotar yesterday told Stabroek News as he stared straight in the eye of the reporter.
Both opposition parties have questioned the past president’s role in the award of infrastructural projects here.
“Jagdeo is always a lobbyist. He has been lobbying all the time, the man, he makes the platform so he gets all the money… He is the king behind the throne and it is very disturbing,” Alliance For Change Leader Khemraj Ramjattan said in an interview with this newspaper.
Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) David Granger said his party believes that Jagdeo has a shadow presence behind big projects being implemented here and his party will continue to probe the extent of this.