A group calling itself the Guyanese Coalition For Jagdeo Third Term (GCFJTT) has been campaigning for a third term for President Bharrat Jagdeo by distributing flyers and buttons amid growing public concerns that a move may be afoot to amend the constitution to remove term limits.
It is, however, unclear who the members of this group are and whether they are affiliated with any another organization.
The flyer being distributed bears the header “WE SUPPORT A THIRD TERM FOR JAGDEO”. The document goes on to say: “We the people of Guyana admires Presi-dent Bharrat Jagdeo for his visionary, courageous and astute leadership over the years. We need Jagdeo to continue the developmental path for a modern, peaceful and prosperous Guyana. In this respect, we are prepared to utilize the constitutional mechanisms to a third term as President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.”
The flyer, which carries the name of the group, ends with the footer: “JAGDEO! OUR CHOICE FOR 2011”.
The button that is being distributed is white and it has the words “JAGDEO 3rd TERM” printed in red.
Meanwhile, suggestions that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) may be behind this have been refuted by its General Secretary Donald Ramotar. Ramotar, when contacted, told Stabroek News that the party is not in anyway associated with the GCFJTT and emphasized that the flyers and buttons “have nothing to do with the PPP”. He told this newspaper that he, himself, had been presented with one of the flyers and a button, from an unknown source. Ramotar opined that “it may be somebody trying to be mischievous since the President has repeatedly stated his position on the matter.”