PPP: PNCR's 'rule of law' concern is ironic
Guyana Chronicle
March 18, 2004

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THE ruling PPP says it finds the PNCR's concern about the rule of law "very ironical" after the party chalked up a record in and out of office that demonstrated its disdain for law and order and the rule of law.

The PPP, in a statement issued on the eve of its commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the PPP/CIVIC administration in office, said yesterday it was amusing that "the PNC is today masquerading as the 'defender' of the rule of law when it is common knowledge that it was the main architect of the destruction of the judicial system.

"The destructive intent of the PNC reached ludicrous proportions when, under the guise of "Party Parmountcy," the PNC flag was allowed to fly at the High Court, even higher than that of the National Flag!"

Added the statement: "The PPP has noted with concern recent attempts of the opposition PNC/R in collaboration with other reactionary groupings to once again disrupt the work of the current administration, and wishes to state categorically that it will not sit idly by and allow the gains of the administration for the Guyanese people to be reversed by opposition forces bent on sowing the seeds of division and destruction.

"The Party calls on all peace loving and law abiding Guyanese not to allow themselves to be misled by those who are bent into taking the country back to that dreadful past when hunger and fear stalked the land. The PNC/R and their 'sidekicks' under the fig leaf of 'Rule of Law" is seeking, as it were, to throw dust in the eyes of the Guyanese people by making wild and unsubstantiated allegation against key Government functionaries.

"It is time that the PNC/R stops insulting the intelligence of the Guyanese people."