Guyana Chronicle: THE People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) has brought out the axe on former Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud and current Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of the Presidency Omar Sharief.Both of them are no longer members of the party’s Central Committee. Their seats are vacant along with that of Navin Chandarpal who has passed away.Former Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud
PPP/C General Secretary Clement Rohee at the party’s weekly press briefing on Monday told reporters that the Central Committee “unanimously declared vacant” the seats “occupied by Robert Persaud, Navin Chandarpal and Omar Sharief.”
The vacant seats will be filled by former Human Services and Social Security Minister Bibi Shadick, former Region 5 Chairman Harrinarine Baldeo and seasoned activist Majeed Hussain. The Central Committee of the PPP has also reserved for consideration at a later date, the status of the seats of members Hydar Ally, Chitrekha Das and Gurdat Shivperaud.
It is not certain what has caused the departure of Das and Shivperaud, but Ally who served as permanent secretary in several ministries under the PPP administration has resigned. The passing of Chandarpal and the jettisoning of Persaud for non-attendance of meetings have also created two vacant seats on the Executive Committee.
Both Sharief and Pesaud engaged in massive fraud and crimes on behalf of the party.