Earlier this month, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan raised claims of outside interference into Guyana’s 2020 General and Regional Elections. This week, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo echoed Ramjattan’s sentiments in his newspaper column, “My Turn.” Nagamootoo is also calling for “liberal democrats from around the world” to heed calls for an international inquiry. The electoral process has been heavily criticized by local and international bodies, calling the process flawed, while the US Department of State had hinted at possible sanctions being levied. Nagamootoo questioned this saying,
“It is interesting to note the number of times that the American Deputy Secretary of State has intervened to issue threats against Guyana, even as the United States is battling its own challenges in the fight against COVID-19, as all of our countries are doing at this time. The urgency of the Guyana mission appears to take precedence,”
Nagamootoo said that patriotic Guyanese are taking note of the invites and threats to wreck their democracy and will remain “a monument of patience”, resolute in the duty to defend their nation’s sovereignty.