Media release

For immediate release

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Alliance For Change condemns Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for his irresponsible and reckless comments at Babu Jaan on Sunday, March 10th. Mr. Jagdeo used inflammatory language which can incite persons to violence.

Further the AFC roundly condemns Mr. Jagdeo for his hateful and divisive speech which defiled the occasion which ought to have been a sombre reflection of former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan.

The party notes the public outcry and backlash which Mr. Jagdeo has rightly received in the aftermath of his now annual hate speech.

The AFC hails Dr. Jagan as a national hero who dedicated his life towards the betterment of the Guyanese people. Dr. Jagan was widely respected and embraced across political, ethnic, religious and other divides and the party is saddened that his legacy is betrayed by the current iteration of the PPP under Jagdeo.

The AFC also notes that a large number of senior leaders of the PPP stayed away from the event, clearly signalling their displeasure with Jagdeo’s divisive and authoritarian leadership of the PPP. The AFC makes an open call to all disaffected members of the PPP to join us as we work harmoniously towards moving Guyana forward after a dark period of division, corruption and victimization, particularly under the Jagdeo Presidency.

-ENDS-

Alliance For Change

Public Relations Committee