I read with great interest international journalist Mark Wilson’s comment published in the Daily Express issue of June 26 vis a vis the racial issues involving the Guyana 2020 general election.
Wilson wrote: “Why is the election so hard-fought … the big reason is race.
“Since the 1950s the political divide between Afro-and Indo-Guyanese parties has been far nastier, far more bitter and far deeper that any racial split in T&T.
“David Granger turns 75 next month. When his generation were in their teens, Cheddi Jagan’s Indo- Guyanese government was brought down by a wave of riots, strikes, arson and racially-motivated murders.”
Many Indo-Guyanese lost their lives and their properties at the hands of Afro-Guyanese.
It is very unfortunate that the PNM party is a fundamentally Afro-based party while the UNC is fundamentally Indo-based.
And I started to wonder whether die-hard PNM Ferdie Ferreira’s threat to Trevor Sudama meant that the same will happen to the Indo-Trinidadians (as it occurred in Guyana) if the UNC wins the coming general election.
Trevor Sudama is perceived to be an Indo-centric Trinidadian who desires the defeat of the PNM party in the coming general election and Ferreira in a commentary in the Daily Express repudiated PNM racism against Indo-Trinidadians.
He also warned/threatened Sudama to be careful that he gets what he wants and lose what he now possess.