Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo this evening expressed concern over the escape of 13 prisoners from a Lusignan facility today.
A statement from the Opposition Leader follows:
The Office of the Leader of the Opposition wishes to express its deepest concerns over the latest disaster to have befallen this nation. This morning, 13 of the most dangerous prisoners escaped the pasture in which they were corralled at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara. This latest tragedy has catapulted the nation into even greater fear. The matter is compounded by the fact that this government is manifestly incapable of saying or doing anything to allay the fear and trauma that have gripped this land.
-Whom will the Coalition Government blame this time, the PPP/C again?
-Will they still ludicrously contend that they inherited this situation from the PPP/C government?
We reiterate our continued support for the members of our Disciplined Forces. We urged them to expend their best efforts in seeking to capture all the escapees so that our country can return to some degree of normalcy.