The Guyana Police Force and its Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has been ordered by the Government to investigate the sale of state lands during the tenure of the APNU+AFC Government. The former Minister of Finance Winston Jordon, who is in the center of the probe however stated that the allegations bare no merit.
Attorney General Anil Nandlall earlier this week said, “It will be noted that except in one case, where 10 percent of the purchase price was paid, a mere fraction of the purchase price was paid but Title was vested by former Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan.”
“It will be further noted that each of the Title that was vested was done so after the 2nd March 2020 National and Regional Elections, which the APNU+AFC Government lost and each of the agreement of sale was entered into after the APNU+AFC Government lost a No-Confidence Motion, moved against them in the National Assembly on the 21st December 2018, and therefore, had no power to enter into agreements of sale or vest Titles, in relation thereto,” the AG stated.
Jordon however in a statement said, “These allegations (and innuendos) against me are baseless and repugnant. In my view, they are designed to impugn my character, tarnish my image, and lower my esteem in the eyes of my family, friends, admirers, well-wishers, and the general public. Indeed, the numerous calls, texts, and messages on this matter that I received yesterday convince me of this conclusion.”