PPP dismisses Jagdeo re-run claims
The Guyana Chronicle, which followed the Guyana Times, owned by Jagdeo’s best friend, carried a front page article making reference to a poll conducted by the opposition that found the former president would be the best candidate to lead the PPP if snap elections are called. The opposition never conducted a poll in the first place, and so no poll existed from which the two newspapers could have come up with their story. On Monday, the party’s general secretary Clement Rohee denied that what was carried in the Chronicle was manufactured in the upper room of Freedom House.
How the article ended up in the Chronicle is not clear, but Capitol News understands that the instructions came from someone among President Donald Ramotar’s own publicity team, who regularly dictates what reports should be carried in the state-newspaper on state radio and TV.
Former President Jagdeo has himself said he is not interested in a third term; the constitution says that “A person elected as President is eligible for re-election only once,” meaning a President can only serve two terms