It seems Nagamootoo may be next
February 19, 2004
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I am aware that the soap opera revelations of the PPP/C aren't my business to comment on, but -in the interest of fostering political humour within an environment of fear- I find it hard to resist. It seems that the internal squaddies of the PPP/C are determined not to take any prisoners. Mr. Robert Persaud in his lengthy letter captioned "No one accused Ramjattan of taking news to the US Embassy" (17-2-2004) is suggesting to Moses Nagamootoo that he should resign from the PPP or face expulsion.
Mr. Robert Persaud seems to be amply wired to take Moses down. He pointedly states in his letter," This is not the first time that such fabrications have been peddled by these two individuals." The irony is that Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan was found guilty for attacking the PPP leadership and talking to the media. Yet, Mr. Persaud who is ' the keeper of the Seal' as Recording Secretary of the Central Committee (CC) has also committed a similar breach, when he tells us, "It was Nagamootoo at the near end of the meeting who suggested... that Ramjattan might have spoken to the media."
Moreso, the Recording Secretary is definitely annoyed that political scientist Frederick Kissoon had some of the details of the January 31 meeting before he Robert reached home.
From a distance it seems as if the G8 or someone is misusing the Minister of Home Affairs to solve their long term political problems. Anyway, as a loyal Fenty fan, I believe Fenty when he stated a few weeks ago that 'Gajraj is no angel.' Also, when the publisher of Stabroek News (SN) says, according to Mr. Robert Persaud, that Attorneys Ramjattan and Nagamootoo are prepared to testify in court about the accuracy of the SN report, I believe Mr. David de Caires.
The refusal by SN to carry an apology now leaves the young senior member of the PPP Central Committee between a rock and a hard place.
Dr. M. Garnet James