In the run­ning for AFC leader, Nag­amootoo takes aim at APNU col­league

Weekend Mirror - - EDITORIAL -

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.

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