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In a fiery press conference held today, Guyana’s opposition leader Aubrey Norton did not hold back in his criticism of Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo. Norton began by describing Jagdeo as someone who lacks the intellectual capacity to analyze things and respond to arguments in an intelligent way. Instead, Jagdeo resorts to abuse and distraction tactics when faced with tough questions.
Norton went on to accuse Jagdeo of being embroiled in a 35 million ID card scandal, which he claims is just one of many corrupt transactions that will cost taxpayers a fortune. The opposition leader also claimed that Jagdeo is trying to shift attention away from his government’s consistent criticism for racism and discrimination against certain groups.
But Norton didn’t stop there. He accused Jagdeo of being a dictator who doesn’t promote youth and is obsessed with fossil fuels, particularly oil. Norton criticized Jagdeo’s plans for building five highways, claiming that one of the routes was originally proposed by the opposition and then rejected by Jagdeo’s government. He also accused Jagdeo of causing traffic congestion and creating more problems instead of solutions.
Norton didn’t hold back in his criticism, calling out Jagdeo’s incompetence and accusing him of being focused solely on getting rich at the expense of the people. He reminded everyone that Jagdeo had promised to have a plan to deal with COVID, but failed to deliver on that promise. Norton’s press conference could only be described as a scathing critique of Jagdeo’s leadership and policies.