Thursday, April 21, 2011

ACDA's threat viewed as the politics of desperation by a PNC fringe grouping

Tacuma Ogunseye

Rickey Singh: The date for Guyana’s next general election, expected to be held during August this year, has not yet been announced. But campaigning has already begun and with it the start of boastful promises “for change” as well as customary sniping and ridicule. What, however, came as a political shocker this past weekend was the threat of “violent struggle in the streets” should the incumbent People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) return to power and refuses to share a new government with the parliamentary opposition.

Declaring what he termed “the riot act”, was a well known militant of the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), Tacuma Ogunseye, at a meeting held at an East Coast Demerara village (Beterverwagting) some seven miles from the capital Georgetown.
First reported by the online news service “”, operated by former Caribbean News Agency (CANA) Georgetown-based journalist, Dennis Chabrol, the race-based political threat was subsequently published on Monday by the public sector-owned ‘Guyana Chronicle” with the permission of Chabrol.
The threat by ACDA of ‘racial insurrection’ could objectively be regarded as the politics of desperation by an organization viewed in some quarters as a fringe social group, with a long supporting role for the main opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) with Ogunseye himself relishing in maintaining a controversial political stance. Read more...........

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