The Opposition Leader calls the sedition clause a repressive tool in the hands of a repressive government. The opposition Leader was at the time speaking at a press conference at his office on Church Street.
Jagdeo noted that the insertion of the sedition clause is another tool for the Government to use in its attempt at becoming undemocratic. He is therefore calling on all Guyanese to “fight this retrograde step.”
The Cyber Crime Bill was intentionally set out to protect the citizens of the country against attacks in cyber space, the opposition Leader noted that the sedition caluse has made the bill a tool to protect the Government and Ministers, “this provision has no place in a democratic Guyana,” Jagdeo said.
The PPP General Secretary made it clear that the party is in total rejection of the sedition clause in the bill and that the PPP representatives on the select committee does not mean that the party supports the clause. Jadgeo rather suggest that the clause was inserted into the bill when the representatives were absent.
Some reports even suggest that the only person who disagree with the clause was Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, JAgdeo debunked that assertion.
“I was part of a Special Select Committee to which the said Bill was transmitted. However, the sittings of that Committee conflicted with my rigorous Court schedule. As a result, I was unable to attend most, if not all, the sittings of this Committee. Therefore I did not support the provisions of this Bill in that Committee as is being alleged,” Nandlall said via a face book post.