Guyana opposition party wants COI released

General Secretary of the PPP/C, Clement Rohee

The main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)  in  Guyana has called on the government to release without any delay, the report of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the death of noted historian Dr. Walter Rodney.

Rodney, the leader of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), died from a bomb blast in 1980 and the last government established the COI to examine the factors that led to his death.

The COI was brought to an end after 16 months following the May 2015 general election that was won by the coalition of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC).

The report of the Commission is expected to be handed over to the government next week, but PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee, speaking at a news conference Monday said he hoped there would be no “undue delay” in releasing the report.

The COI was criticised by the APNU while in opposition, which claimed that it was a move by the Donald Ramotar government to score political points.

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