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Appalled at remarks of WPA leadership


Dear Editor,

For the record, I wish to register my unadultera­ted consternat­ion at the recent dangerous remarks spewed by the WPA leadership at a rally held in Buxton. In particular, permit me to voice my total condemnati­on of the absolutely racist and treasonous statements emanating from Tacuma Ogunseye. We need to understand that these individual­s are of a dying breed. These men, and their pungent emanations, have never more exemplifie­d what it means to be a fossil. That is the truth.

To put it simply, the Working People’s Alliance fails to exist in 2023, now the Worst Possible Alternativ­e has come to the fore. Does one really need to ask, who in their right mind would advocate an armed uprising aimed at targeting certain sections of the Guyanese populace?

Indeed, as a young person too, it is absolutely pathetic to witness so-called leaders use their platforms to serve as emissaries of hate. I have absolutely no doubt that the prehistori­c gentlemen wanted to 1) incite new waves of Slo Fyaah Moh Fyaah and 2) use their venom to frighten Guyanese from exercising the franchise in the upcoming LGE’s. This must be the “silly season” as they call it. But let me say that the young people are watching, and listening.and we will not shrink into cowardice. We, the youth, will use our voice to rise up and make our voices be heard! Ogunseye, Hinds and others of their ilk will be reduced to a mere footnote in the annals of history.

Make no mistake: You don’t think these divisive statements were planned? When last has the WPA done or said anything relevant? In fact, how many of them are still around? All 5 or 6 of them? The onus is on us young people to confront racism and prejudice in whatever shape or form it manifests itself, be it against Indians, Africans or the Indigenous.


Nikhil Sankar

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