Dr Randy Persaud: THE Stabroek News headline story (July 8, 2010) regarding a meeting about a third term possibility for President Jagdeo is not true. Stabroek News must desist from circulating material like this, all the while hiding behind so-called ubiquitous informed sources.
The president has repeatedly stated that he will not seek a third term. Stabroek News has basically reprinted a line from an AFC press statement from last month. That press statement itself was an effort to show unity within the sagging AFC.
The main reason for the third term mischief is to provide cover for the deep crisis that is still within the AFC leadership structure. The third term thing peddled by Stabroek News and the AFC is intended to detract from their own dilemmas, and from positive developments within the country.
Readers must recall that it was AFC leader Trotman who was caught red-handed in meetings with top PNCR officials. Apparently the PNCR rejected them.