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Alexander sues Vice President, DPI over defamatory statement about IDPADA-G

L-R: Vincent Alexander and Dr Bharrat Jagdeo

Director of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly, Guyana (IDPADA-G) Vincent Alexander has lodged a $150 million lawsuit against Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo and the Department of Public Information (DPI).

In a Fixed Date Application (FDA) filed by Attorney-at-Law Eusi Anderson, Alexander is seeking $100 million against Jagdeo for accusing the founding members of IDPADA-G of using the afro-Guyanese community for personal benefit in an interview aired by DPI.

In fact, Alexander, who is a government-nominated Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), is seeking $50 million from DPI for carrying an article from the interview with the headline “IDPADA-G, Cuffy 250 Committee officials using the cause of Afro-Guyanese to enrich themselves.”

The Director denied subverting public funds for self-advancement and noted that the Vice President’s utterance was false and malicious. Besides, he highlighted that the government’s entity never invited him to counter the statement made by Dr Jagdeo.

To this end, he added that the statement by Jagdeo, which DPI published, has “seriously injured his reputation, credit, subject to ridicule and lowered in the estimation of right-thinking persons of society.”

Premised on this, he is seeking a permanent injunction restraining the Vice President and DPI from further publishing or causing to be published any defamatory statements about him.

He also asked for an Order for a retraction and apology for the interview and a mandatory injunction compelling DPI to permanently remove the interview along with the article on its website.


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