Chartered accountant Christopher Ram has resigned from all-government related posts after President David Granger rejected his nomination to be chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission.
His resignation comes a day after Major General (retired) Joseph Singh resigned from all posts within the government; Singh did not give reasons for his resignation. Singh was also nominated for the post of GECOM chairman.
President Granger rejected lists nominated by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on the basis that they were not “fit and proper” for the post.
Ram said his resignations was “in support of the heroic and exemplary” decision by Singh.
“Given that the Constitution deems me a fit and proper person makes President Granger’s assessment of me of no import. Indeed, I am fortified in my conviction that his decision is entirely wrong and unconstitutional,” Ram stated.
Ram said he was informing the Attorney General Basil Williams of his withdrawal from membership of the planning committee and de facto leader of the Guyana negotiating team for the establishment of the JOF Haynes Law School.
“If the truth be told, Mr. Williams has been so impressed with my contribution that he asked for my CV to recommend me for a National Award. I declined, saying my service was for country, for neither award nor reward,” Ram stated.
“While I remain committed to serving my country, I make the clear distinction between Guyana and the Government.
“The blatant disregard by the Granger Administration for the Constitution, the courts, the principles of good governance and for social cohesion, is a matter which should be of grave concern to all of us who claim respect and love of country,” he added.