Alliance For Change blames Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Luncheon for Agricola protest
The Alliance For Change hits back, saying Luncheon’s singing is what taunted the people of Agricola, causing Thursday evening’s protest.
The seven-seat parliamentary opposition party, AFC, is putting the blame of Thursday’s protest at Agricola, squarely at the feet of Dr. Roger Luncheon, the Head of the Presidential Secretariat. The Government has sought to blame the AFC for the protests which left thousands stranded for hours and some persons robbed.
The Alliance for Change today said, it had nothing to do with the Agricola protests, but rather what erupted in the East Bank Demerara village was the result of provocative statements by Dr. Roger Luncheon, who resorted to singing in his support of the Government’s hardline position that it will not get rid of Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee.
That singing response from Dr. Luncheon the AFC said, tantalised a village already angry at the shooting death of one of its young men, Shaquille Grant, and the fact that two of the three Policemen charged with the murder cannot be found.
The party’s leader Khemraj Ramjattan, was outraged that the Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Presidential Advisor on Governance Gail Teixeira would, accuse the AFC of spearheading the protest at Agricola.
In fact, the AFC went as far as suggesting that the ruling People’s Progressive Party was trying to play the race card, to frighten its supporters back into its fold.
With the National Assembly passing a no confidence motion in the Minister of Home Affairs over two months now, the AFC is sticking to its demand.
AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes said, that the Guyana Police Force needs need structural changes, and with gains made in prosecuting those believed responsible for recent deaths of civilians, he has called for citizens to remain calm and ensure justice for all.