Nigel Hughes calls on Ramotar to ‘tone down the vitriol and increase the vision’
On Friday night we learnt of President Ramotar’s position on events of the past week in parliament.
Were it not for the presidential podium one can be forgiven for thinking that the nation was listening to the PPP/C’s candidate in the run-up to the last election rather than the President of all Guyana. The language deployed in the prepared statement read by the President came close to a declaration of hostilities rather than that of a leader of a culturally diverse nation.
Our citizens would like to believe that upon ascension to the high office of President of this Republic, the responsibility to treat all citizens with dignity and respect would be par for the course. Friday night’s address to the nation was not one of President Ramotar’s best. It was short on hope and long on vitriol. The country would prefer vision, reconciliation and tempered responsibility.
One hopes that anyone privileged to lead this dear country of ours would be blessed with creativity, flexibility, vision and a generous dose of inspiration. It’s a new day in Guyanese politics so let’s tone down the vitriol and increase the vision and prosperity.
C A Nigel Hughes.