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The Opposition APNUAFC says the ruling PPP/C is pushing this country into civil strife as they condemned the arrest of one of their MPs on a cyber crime charge.
Police said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that Ferguson was arrested by ranks at CID Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown pursuant to a report received against her in relation to a cybercrime allegation.
The person who made the report is a senior member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) who made the allegation against Ms. Ferguson in relation to a Facebook social media post which falsely alleged that he will be in charge of a killing squad.
Investigators are ongoing and upon completion the file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advise.
Meanwhile, in a statement Leader of the Opposition Joseph Harmon condemned as spurious grounds which were used to arrest Ferguson. He said it is a clear case of political persecution
“I strongly condemn the actions of the Guyana Police Force in arresting APNU+AFC Coalition Opposition Member of Parliament Hon. Annette Ferguson on spurious grounds of breaching the cybercrime act.
The PPP regime’s persecution of the political Opposition continues with wanton disregard for the law, the constitution and the rights of citizens. The Guyana Police Force has been fully weaponised against the Opposition,” Harmon said.
“We appeal to all right thinking Guyanese, local and international human rights bodies, civil society and all other democracy-loving entities to condemn these dictatorial and authoritarian acts of political persecution being meted out by the PPP to Opposition Members of Parliament.
The PPP is pushing this nation to the brink of civil unrest with its persistent and unceasing attacks on the political Opposition.
We have previously warned of this and the PPP has paid no heed to such warnings but instead is intensifying its vulgar and grotesque campaign of political persecution against the political Opposition.”
He added that “when the people of Guyana react, as they will inevitably do, the PPP will have to bear the full burden of responsibility for whatever ensues.
We demand the withdrawal of these spurious, baseless and politically motivated charges.”