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19 Oct 2020 11:38 #385387 by raisa
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AFTER more than a year since uttering a simple, three-letter word to topple the former A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) administration, Charrandass Persaud, who fled to North America, has returned to Guyana with the intention of resettling.

In what was dubbed a historic move, Persaud, a former Parliamentarian on APNU+AFC’s side of the House, voted in favour of a No-Confidence motion against his government which was tabled by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018.

Fearful for his life, Persaud immediately fled Guyana and was living in Canada until last week, when he returned to Guyana.
Persaud’s Attorney, Sanjeev Datadin, told the Guyana Chronicle that his client never left Guyana with the intention of staying away for more than two months. His stay in North America, according to Datadin, was protracted because of a slew of legal challenges which followed the passage of the No-Confidence Motion and a subsequent five-month electoral impasse, which concluded only on August 2, 2020, with the PPP/C being elected to office.

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19 Oct 2020 11:38 #385388 by raisa
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“We figured he would only be away for two months but we did not envisage the delay in the elections…so he never really shut down his business in Guyana. Persons were operating on his behalf,” said Datadin.

Persaud, a lawyer by profession, operated a private practice in New Amsterdam, Berbice; he is originally from Adelphi in East-Berbice, Corentyne.
Datadin refrained from disclosing his client’s location because of the numerous threats against his life.

“He (Persaud) is still fearful for his life,” said the Attorney, noting, however, that his client is here indefinitely.
Minutes after voting “yes” to unseat the David Granger administration, Persaud, on the corridors of the Public Buildings, had told reporters that he was grossly disappointed in the AFC, the party to which he belonged.

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22 Oct 2020 13:06 #385443 by chairman
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had he to vote again against Coalition

FORMER Alliance For Change (AFC) member and Attorney-at-Law Charrandass Persaud has affirmed that if given the opportunity to vote again in the December 21, 2018 no-confidence motion (NCM) against the Coalition he would say ‘yes’ six times instead of three.
Persaud, who returned to Guyana Friday last after 22 months of self-exile made a brief appearance on Kaieteur Radio where he related to listeners that he was overjoyed to return home, especially in time for his sister’s 75th birth anniversary.

“If I have to do it again, instead of three ‘yeses’ this time, I would do six. You know why? I saw everything and now knowing what you know, who is Larry London to be printing birth certificates, is it not obvious that they were trying to put names on birth certificates and they wanted house-to-house registration, and a new list, because they have to add these people to the voters list; that was how they had planned to rig the elections and that was stopped dead in its tracks with the no-confidence to begin with,” Persaud explained
He explained that a lot of people along with high-ranking officials are concerned for his safety, since many are of the view that people will still come after him.
“I don’t want to waste my life away; that night I could have given it up, but now that I am granted a new lease on life I want to preserve it now; and so I have to be extremely careful, my friends are still watching my back,” he said.

Noting that he has not returned to Guyana to live in hiding, Charandass said he will soon be regularly out in the streets again.
Former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) parliamentarians were bold in their death threats, he said, and thousands prayed for him during his 22-month self-exile.
“I am happy to be back here and I still want to contribute towards the development of not just Guyana, but the lives of people in this country and that was what was lacking; and what I saw lacking in the government that I was part of and so I did my best to change it,” he said.
Persaud maintained that he has not been offered a job by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government, or any other institution for that matter.
“I am back here to see how I can contribute and if it means that the PPP offers me a job that will help me to serve the people better than I could as a lawyer, I might consider that too, but for now I am still here literally trying to get accustomed to everything,” he said.

SWALLOWED UP
The former parliamentarian reflected that the reason he joined the AFC was to bridge the gap between the ethnic divide, but it did not happen because the AFC was swallowed up by the PNC.

This he contended was a deviation from the AFC’s agenda. The former parliamentarian pointed out that a number of high-ranking officials in the PPP/C are not of one race and its leadership reflects the ethnic groups of Guyana.

“We are not Afro-Guyanese or Indo-Guyanese, we have to be Guyanese because we are not going to go anywhere and that racial divide will not be bridged; and so we need to work on preserving the Guyanese culture which is a mixture of a variety of lifestyles, religious practices and different cultural behaviour,” he said.
Persaud said the racial divide must be bridged for Guyana to be fully developed.

“It takes courage to do a wrong, but a greater courage and of a nobler sort to admit the wrongs and I even challenged David Granger and Joe Harmon to admit that they were wrong to the people they lied to, because the Statements of Polls were clear, very clear, that they lost the elections; the only thing they have to do now is to admit to the people,” he asserted.
This he said is the kind of courage that is lacking, not just for party supporters but to the nation.
“They cannot be a part of the development of Guyana, of the social bridging of Guyana; they cannot claim that they have contributed to the progress of young people unless they admit to the lies they committed, the lies that caused this country to be tortured for at least 22 months,” Persaud said.

STUBBORN DEFIANCE
He explained that the no-confidence motion was enough to remove the A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) from office, but the Coalition fought tooth and nail to defy the law and the will of the people.
“When I came out of Parliament I had nothing on me except my briefcase, but between the time I exited Parliament and the time I entered a plane I managed to grab a few pieces of clothes somewhere,” he said.

He added: “I can tell you that I am not worried about my safety, but I am very concerned about my safety because I honestly think with $50,000 in a pocket and a gun in a hand, somebody may want to blow me away. I honestly believe that there are people that are so shallow in their thinking that a man exercises his constitutional right, but it has offended and caused some of them grief by way of losing jobs and the high life, but they did not pay attention to the fact that they caused thousands of people to lose their jobs and live below poverty, hand to mouth as we would say in Guyana; they didn’t stop to think of that at all, they did that to people.”
Persaud, who was expelled from his party because of his vote, said he was motivated to remove the APNU+AFC administration because of the rampant corruption and lack of care it showed in their decision-making.

“All I did was to try to remove the corruption I saw and the fact that they were cheating the very people who put them there, and that was what I did and that was what I wanted to happen, and that is what happened. Now they feel exactly how the cane-cutter and sugar workers felt and that was the basis of my fight against the AFC,” he said.

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23 Oct 2020 13:40 #385456 by chairman
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Charrandass no-confidence vote exposed the corruption in the Granger Administration with racial hires to all top jobs and wasting money on Durban Park and Burnham Park. Charrandass exposed Larry London, Volda, Amna, Joseph Harmon involved in many questionable acts which had the blessing of holier-than-thou David Granger. Guyanese thought a pious Christian like Granger will never allow the likes of Larry London to bilk the system. We were misled by Granger. Corruption was rampant in the Granger Administration. Too Bad!

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23 Oct 2020 13:41 #385457 by chairman
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Guyanese owes you tons of gratitude for your bravery. Standing up to the PNC in Parliament was not an easy task. You voted with your conscience simply because
APNU did not keep their promises to the people’s that put them in Government!!!!!!

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23 Oct 2020 13:42 #385458 by chairman
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He was treated like dirt by the APNU, he was forced to appear in parliament when he was very sick, he was told that jobs are for PNC people only,he felt that he didn’t have a say, AFC was a rubber stamp, he felt for the sugar workers, he is a true patriot.

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23 Oct 2020 13:44 #385459 by chairman
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Charrandas for Ambassador to Canada. It is the least the PPP can do!!

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