The APNU+AFC yesterday condemned the “cuss down” and “racist” politics, which it said was spewed by PPP at its campaign launch/remembrance of Cheddi and Janet Jagan at Babu John on Sunday.
The opposition alliance said in a statement that it was not shocked by the nature of the event since as in the case with previous such events, it was “transformed into a platform for cuss down politics.”
The party said the “customary” backbiting and uncouth language of the PPP leadership was on full display at the campaign launch.
“Having no record of progress to articulate, or any worthwhile or forward-looking national development agenda to present to the nation Ramotar and Jagdeo competed in the annual ‘cuss the opposition’ ritual,” it said.
The statement said President Donald Ramotar, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee and former president Bharrat Jagdeo each demonstrated obscene disrespect for the Guyanese people.
“Comments such as ‘kick up the asses’ are symptomatic of…Ramotar and … Jagdeo’s public posture of disrespect and contempt for the Guyanese people. It speaks too to a streak and pattern of violence which has been introduced into PPP public statements. This follows comments by President Ramotar about the slapping of Amerindians,” the statement read.
The alliance noted that despite a million dollar campaign to persuade the nation that they care, the actions of the PPP are consistently contradictory.
“Regrettably even after five presidencies and administering the affairs of this nation for almost a quarter of a century, the bankrupt PPP continues to be a party empty of ideas, unable to articulate a clear vision for Guyana’s development,” the statement added, noting that the party was trapped in the politics of the past.
“It is beyond question now that the PPP has completely strayed from the philosophy of Dr Jagan,” the statement said, adding that the PPP “elite live Cadillac and mansion lifestyles, flying in private jets and spending millions on cosmetic dental work” while their supporters are trucked on crudely assembled vehicles.
The alliance further stated that it was disturbed by Jagdeo’s appeal for racist politics. “His comments about a certain group of people ‘being in’ contradicts all the pleadings of the PPP being a multi-ethnic party representative of all Guyana,” the statement read while calling on all Guyanese to stand united in rejecting the PPP’s cuss down politics.
“APNU+AFC condemns this subliminal call for racist politics which is just a despicable modern call for apaan jhaat.
“It is time that Guyana is relieved of this cabal of minority PPP rulership,” APNU+AFC said.