29th of July, 2020. Georgetown, Guyana, South America.Last updated: July 29, 2020 at 19:40 pm
If one thing is certain in these uncertain times for Guyana, it is that the PPP/C will take office. It is no longer a question of “if” but a question of “when.” And all the “jiggery pokery” rigmaroles being enacted by the APNU/AFC and its supporters are only serving to, as Mr. Shuman and so many others had so aptly put it, “delay the inevitable.”
Today, in a Newsroom interview, Mr. Neil Marks questioned Mr. Jagdeo on how Mr. Lowenfield will be dealt with in light of all the blatant disregard he displayed for the rule of law and his insistence on rigging the elections in favor of the incumbent APNU/AFC. In fact, Mr. Marks suggested before Mr. Jagdeo responded that Mr. Lowenfield should be excused in the interest of healing the nation and moving the country forward.
But Mr. Jagdeo responded that Mr. Lowenfield should be dealt with accordingly for all that he is putting the Guyanese people through – both supporters of the APNU/AFC and the PPP/C as well as the supporters of the emerging parties.”Mr. Lowenfield hasn’t shown any contrition or remorse for his actions,” Mr. Jagdeo explained. “And he continues to do the same thing repeatedly. So why should we soften our stance on him? We need to send a clear message to those who may intend to perform such virulent actions in the future that this is not acceptable.” (Paraphrased)
However, the general secretary of the PPP/C indicated that there is still time for Lowenfield to “repent” for his wrongdoings and do the right thing and suggested that that might earn him some leniency when the time for prosecution comes.
It has been five months since the people of Guyana cast their votes in the country’s regional and general elections without a conclusion to the elections. The incumbent APNU/AFC, having lost the elections, after a thwarted attempt to rig the elections, has been abusing the courts to block the declaration of the legitimate winner over the past several months.