Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal says the only reason the Prime Minister dismissed a call by the opposition leader for TT to act as mediator in the Guyana-Venezuela conflict was due to the fact that the PM’s head was in the tiger’s mouth.
On Friday, Dr Rowley said Caricom and the people of Guyana did not want a mediator.
He added, “One person cannot meditate. For there to be mediation it requires parties to subject themselves to mediation…And the Opposition should know that and should shut up.”
However, during UNC’s Sunday morning media briefing, Moonilal said the opposition’s call and the concerns of Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar were rooted in international law and regional security.
Moonilal suggested that the Prime Minister’s involvement in the TT and Venezuela inter-institutional agreement compromises him.
“Rowley’s head is in the tiger’s mouth.”
Moonilal said while the PM instructs the Opposition to “shut up,” St Vincent and the Grenadines PM Dr Ralph Gonsalves is in talks with the presidents of Venezuela and Guyana to mediate the ongoing dispute.
He asked if Dr Rowley would now tell Gonsalves to “shut up.” Moonilal said it was the moral and legal responsibility to intervene under international and Caricom laws.