Opposition Leader calls out Chronicle for misleading misquote

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPPP observes Dr Jagan’s 20th death anniversary at Babu Jaan todayMarch 5, 2017In “Politics”Jagdeo calls on supporters to be ‘foot soldiers’March 6, 2017In “Local News”Opposition Leader restates call for int’l probe into fake SoPs during 2015 electionsMarch 7, 2016In “latest news” Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoBelow is a short statement emanating from the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharat Jagdeo, calling out the state owned Chronicle newspaper for misquoting him during his speech on the 20th death anniversary event of Dr Cheddi Jagan.The misquote even though just one word, significantly changes the context and interpretation of Jadeo’s speech, something which he outlined ‘may have very well been deliberate.’See full statement below:The attention of the Office of the Leader of the Opposition was drawn to an article published in the Chronicle Newspapers under the caption, “Jagdeo Extends Olive Branch to PPP Defectors.”  The article purports to be a coverage of the 20th death anniversary event of Dr. Cheddi Jagan, held yesterday at Babu Jaan, Port Mourant.The article attributes the following statement to the Leader of the Opposition “we have to be welcoming; a lot of people who left and went to the AFC are delusional and are coming back.”The Leader of the Opposition did not use the word “delusional.” The word used was “disillusioned.” This is borne out by all the videos and audio recordings of the speech of the Leader of the Opposition.We sincerely apologise for the error made by the Chronicle Newspapers, which may have very well been deliberate.