Hope­fully Pres­i­dent Granger can re­store some de­cency and pride

Stabroek News Sunday - - LETTERS -

Dear Ed­i­tor,

The col­lapse of the Granger ad­min­is­tra­tion has be­come a fas­ci­nat­ing show; faced with a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion they pub­licly emas­cu­lated the role of the Speaker of the House by as­sert­ing that it is Gov­ern­ment and not the Speaker, who sets the date for the hear­ing of the mo­tion. Since the fall of

the Gov­ern­ment and the ad­vent of the the­ory that 33 votes do not con­sti­tute a ma­jor­ity of 65 avail­able, I have watched with morbid in­ter­est as the line of those with ridicu­lous propo­si­tions grows.

See­ing Prime Min­is­ter Moses Nag­amootoo as­sert that 33 be­ing a ma­jor­ity is an ab­sur­dity, and not catered for by the framers of our con­sti­tu­tion is tragic com­edy.

Ed­i­tor, there is no sur­prise that the Granger ad­min­is­tra­tion is seek­ing to use the courts to thwart the no-con­fi­dence mo­tion passed against them. Dis­re­gard for the Con­sti­tu­tion, mis­in­for­ma­tion, shame­less­ness and du­plic­ity have been main char­ac­ter­is­tics of the Granger Ad­min­is­tra­tion through­out its term in of­fice. Pres­i­dent Granger as­cended to of­fice with a prom­ise to bring law, or­der and dig­nity (along with the good life) to our na­tion. With its lat­est ac­tions Granger’s ad­min­is­tra­tion will for­ever be re­mem­bered for the par­ody of gov­ern­ment it be­came and the level of buf­foon­ery it de­scended into when forced to face the elec­torate.

Should the Ju­di­ciary agree to en­ter­tain a court chal­lenge of the no-con­fi­dence mo­tion on this ba­sis, it may well be the short­est math­e­mat­ics les­son in our na­tion’s history. Should the Ju­di­ciary even hear a chal­lenge on any ba­sis is an over­step in my opin­ion, in this I con­cede I may be wrong; lawyers do need to earn a liv­ing?

It is my hope that Pres­i­dent Granger can curb the en­thu­si­asm of his min­ions and re­store some mod­icum of pride and de­cency in the Of­fice upon his re­turn from Cuba. The Man, the Of­fice and the Na­tion de­serve bet­ter.

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