[Video] Burnham was prepared to do whatever necessary to keep power

– Ogunseye tells Walter Rodney inquiry

Working People’s Alliance (WPA) member Tacuma Ogunseye yesterday maintained that late President Forbes Burnham was prepared to do whatever was necessary to hold on to power, including using personal violence.

“If it means hurting him, he was prepared to do it if he feels that there is no other way around it,” Ogunseye said, when he resumed his testimony at the Supreme Court Law Library before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) set up to probe the death of historian and WPA founder Dr Walter Rodney.

He had been asked for an opinion on whether Burnham was prepared to use his powers to inflict violence on persons who were his political opponents. Before attorney Christopher Ram, who is  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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