Guyana is being run by a pack of fools in the PPP, PNC, APNU and AFC
This country is being administered by a pack of fools. I do not know the number of members in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) but inferring from media reports that the absence of only one opposition member (the AFC’s Trevor Williams) gave the PPP a numerical and voting advantage, it seems like the PAC is an even-numbered committee.
After the Committee of Selection debacle when the PPP stupidly went to the court to challenge Parliament’s ability to make its own internal rules and to pick its own committees and lost the court battle, you would think these opposition types would get the message that the PPP will stop at nothing to get majority power even when the country gave it minority power in an election.
If the PAC is an even-numbered committee, it means the official opposition is a certified pack of jokers. I mean after fighting tooth and nail to get the one-member advantage on the Committee of Selection which picks the other committees, you would think any opposition worth its salt would ensure the other committees are constituted to ensure the opposition maintains the one-member advantage.
Making any committee evenly distributed between the PPP and the opposition is an invitation to disaster once the power-drunk PPP is involved. What this mess tells us is that the opposition is fooling around and the PPP is expectedly up to no good. You would think that the AFC would get the message loud and clear after November 28, 2011 that it is imperative to ensure every MP in the party attends Parliament. To have Trevor Williams travelling in Essequibo when the Parliament is sitting or its committees are meeting is “plain ole wutlissness”. Trotman and Ramjattan must answer for this debacle. Trevor Williams better provide a good reason for his absence or he should be disciplined.
Now that the PPP has used its advantage in the PAC to get its way, it will ignorantly fight any decision to overturn the PAC’s resolution achieved by PPP scampishness. Expect the PPP to behave like bullies crying crocodile tears in the public domain and running to the courts to get rejected when the opposition rescinds the PAC appointments.
The PNC/APNU has to be one of the most incompetent, naive and mindless political organisations around. It knew before the PAC meeting started that the AFC’s Trevor Williams would not be present. The PNC/APNU knew the PPP wanted to approve these appointments because by putting Ashni Singh’s wife as his direct auditor when Ashni Singh is under the gun over NICIL which will be exposed by Parliament in the coming months, the PPP is gaining an advantage and could further stymie the opposition’s attempts to find out what happened to Guyana’s money in NICIL.
Furthermore, the legal minds could help me out but isn’t there some kind of special legal protection or privilege for spouses? The PNC/APNU knew the PPP had the advantage if anything went to a vote. The PNC/APNU knew the consequences. It did nothing to delay or postpone the PAC meeting from the get-go. It is unclear if it registered on the minutes its intent to overturn the PPP vote in a later meeting or taken any steps to communicate to the PPP that it will take harsh steps to revoke its decision. PNC/APNU has been taken for a ride and made a complete idiot by the PPP before during the budget negotiations when the PNC/APNU backstabbed Lindeners on the electricity issue. Here it was ridden by the PPP again. This is a sham organization no different from the PPP. Heaven help us if this bunch gets power. They will be no better than the current bunch of Ali Babas.
All of these parties are cake shop masters. While the AFC is the least of the three evils, the three blind mice have proven time and again they cannot fix this country. The rats running the PPP are gnawing themselves into a rotten hole with these moves. In these times when the country demands cooperation and the PPP’s own internal polls show it cannot regain a majority and it will lose even more votes at a snap poll, the PPP is hell-bent on behaving like bandits. It must be all that thiefing that is causing this mindset.
At the centre of this current nasty move by the PPP is NICIL. The people of Guyana have told the PPP in no uncertain language that they will reject it as long as it remains corrupt. Since the election, corruption is growing under the PPP. It has created a system that fosters corruption. Look at the Georgetown City Hall and the dirty allegations of fraud that have emerged from an entity that has not had an election for over a decade.
The fact that the PPP is fighting to the death to prevent any independent audit and investigation of NICIL tells me there are serious skeletons lurking in NICIL.
This move by the PPP to take advantage of the situation was a sleazy one intended to hide a lot of wrongdoing. The people of Guyana do not want anymore hiding of wrongdoing. They want the truth to come to light. The first order of business at the next sitting of Parliament is to revoke the appointments made.