With dozens of scandals documented, Jagdeo says APNU+AFC was Guyana’s most incompetent gov’t
Though he acknowledged that the previous APNU+AFC administration was elected with much goodwill, Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo says the coalition eventually became Guyana’s most incompetent and corrupt government.
His statements were made at a press conference on Friday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, at Liliendaal, just one day after Guyana observed its three-year anniversary of the March 2, 2020 General and Regional elections.
When the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) that Jagdeo belongs to was voted out of office in 2015, the APNU+ AFC coalition went into government.
And the Vice President said many people believed that this new government was competent, economically-smart and multiracial.
But that was not the case, according to him.
“Three fallacies that were proven to be fallacies in their tenure in office,” Jagdeo said.
He added, “And today, every single person in this country… now say with certainty that the last government was the most incompetent in our history, the most corrupt in our history and the government, in such a short period, they managed to devastate, in racial terms, some of the communities that Indo-Guyanese and Amerindians lived in.”
Among the concerns raised by the Vice President was that the coalition was involved in fraudulent transactions. He also said they did not act transparently when executing projects.
And the Vice President assured Guyanese that his statements were not mere conjecture.
According to him, the PPP/C has compiled a list of about 74 scandals that former government ministers or senior officials were involved in while in government from 2015 to 2020.
He did not say whether that list would be made public.
Jagdeo, however, contrasted the coalition’s performance to that of the current PPP/C administration. He believes that the Irfaan Ali-led government is delivering on its manifesto promises to the people and is proving that is responsible and accountable to Guyanese.