I presume that the quotation below, taken from Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo's Sunday Chronicle article 'My Turn' refers to me. When I criticised the Prime Minister a week or two ago in my Conversation Tree article in the Stabroek News, I called him out by name. Why is Moses afraid to name me?
He wrote: "The leader of the cluster of miniscule parties that may get one seat in the National Assembly from what are commonly deemed “left-over votes”, has already pompously confronted the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) with this possibility. “We coming back right hey!” he bawled in the face of the Court."
I am impressed that the Prime Minister has the time from his busy portfolio schedule of managing the Chronicle to listen or otherwise pay attention to the CCJ's proceedings and what I had to say. I was unaware that my views were important enough to attract his attention, pompously expressed or not.
As a lawyer of his modest accomplishments, I trust that he understood what went on in court. He should have understood my strategy in asking for the CCJ to make a declaration as to the elections results. It is now clear that I correctly anticipated Lowenfield's recalcitrance and insubordination by the production of false results. I expected, which now turns out to be accurate, that the absence of a declaration that the recount results are the lawful results, Moses's government, with his solid support, will continue its efforts to rig the results of the elections and remain unlawfully in office. That is why I submitted to the CCJ that we will be back there if the lawful results were not determined.
I do have an acquaintance with court etiquette and respect, so that I have never in many decades spoken, and will never speak, in the disrespectful, colloquial, manner suggested by Moses. It is a pattern with which he is more familiar, from his APNU+AFC political platform culture, which enables him to conjure up and write such language with such facility.
Nevetheless the Prime Minister must be congratulated for promoting shared governance in his article, even at this late stage, when his government is besieged by international opprobrium, having been repeatedly caught trying its best to steal the elections, an effort that appears to have his full support.
I look out for the Prime Minister abandoning his now clearly shattered dreams of personal glory, which he hoped to attain when he abandoned his comrades in the PPP and crossed the floor, long in the offing, recognise the contempt and 'ludicrosity' in which he is viewed, and return to his defence of free and fair elections, 1968-1992 style, that we spent our entire youth fighting for. it is never too late to redeem oneself, including a self-proclaimed "Marxist." Or has that been abandoned too?
What legacy does Moses expect to have, (or does he even care?), with his continued debasement of his once proud and courageous journalistic and political careers, which he is ending in ignominy, by helping to restore the same PNC dictatorship, subjugation and impoverishment of the Guyanese people that so much of Guyana fought against for so long and for which so many heroes gave their liberty and their lives?
Always tell someone how you feel because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye but regret can last a lifetime.