In the running for AFC leader, Nagamootoo takes aim at APNU colleague
A day after it was made public that he would be challenging the incumbent Alliance For Change (AFC) leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, for the post, Moses Nagamootoo, has come out swinging against his A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) colleague and Attorney General, Basil Williams.
Nagamootoo, who is acting President, addressed the opening of the Annual Police Officers’ Conference today and blasted Williams for the attacks on the judiciary.
“Our government does not encourage attacks on the legislature and the judiciary. It is not government’s policy or decision to besmirch the character of any judicial officer,” he said.
Nagamootoo added that Williams’ actions are not condoned by the Coalition Government. “Our government would not condone attempts, however well-meaning or veiled, to impugn the integrity of judicial officers,” he said.
Meanwhile, at a news conference held yesterday, Williams dismissed criticisms that he has been interfering in matters of the Judiciary. However, he repeated his charges, saying that Chancellor Carl Singh is sitting on handpicked cases at the Court of Appeal. “That couldn’t be well for the administration of justice,” Williams said.
Nagamootoo also took a swing at the state-owned Guyana Chronicle, for his he is responsible, on the same matter.
Over the last four weeks, headlines in Guyana Chronicle screamed ‘Sun setting on Chancellor’s career…concerns raised over whether he will try to prolong stay’ and ‘Chancellor too powerful – AG’, among others.