PPP/C Central Committee member Majeed Hussain dies

…recognised as a “true patriot”

Outpouring condolences were expressed on Saturday morning, upon news that People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Central Committee member, Majeed Hussain passed away.

PPP/C Central Committee member Majeed Hussain

In a statement, the party announced his death while recognising the various roles he played in serving the public throughout the years. Hussain, who was a member of the Central Committee, was described as a “true patriot” and “humble leader” especially during the months of struggle after the March 2020 General and Regional Elections.
“He was a true patriot who was integrally involved in the struggle to resist the attempt by the APNU/AFC to subvert the will of the Guyanese people through the rigging of the March 2nd 2020 General and Regional Elections. The party expresses its deepest condolences to the family and relatives of Majeed Hussain and the members of the PPP family who knew and loved this friendly and humble leader,” the PPP/C expressed.
Sentiments of his passing resonated with Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, who labelled the news as a significant loss for the party and Guyana.
Jagdeo said, “he was a comrade, a friend, and a dedicated worker who was committed to the cause of the upliftment of the Guyanese people. He played a substantial role during our 2020 elections campaign and later during the five-month period in which attempts were made to subvert our democracy. Guyana has lost a true son of the soil with his passing.”
Meanwhile, Attorney General Anil Nandlall also penned his condolences on social media, and lauded him as an unsung hero for his dedication towards ensuring that democracy prevailed.
“He was your proverbial ‘work horse’; he was an outstanding political ‘foot soldier’; he was a leader. During that five months alone, not only was he a leader of the group who guarded the containers with the ballot boxes, 24 hours per day, but he was the Commissioner of Oaths to Affidavits and Justice of Peace who sat with me, sometimes all night and into daylight hours, to swear the numerous Affidavits which had to be filed in the series of litigation which permeated that period. He was always ready upon call, without excuse or hesitation, despite the hour,” the AG recognised.
Among the scores of sympathies were photographs and snippets of him in the fields, visiting communities and listening to the concerns of the public. Some were shared by Education Minister, Priya Manickchand as she recognised his service to the country.
“He committed himself to, believed in and fought for democracy. In the months after the No-Confidence Motion and particularly in those months when there was a real threat to what had become our democratic norms, Majeed did what he has always done: he stood up and faced down that threat. Morning, noon and night. And he did so pleasantly, always willing to impart his knowledge and going way beyond. The PPP/C lost a true fighter today. Guyana lost a patriot.”
Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker, Lennox Shuman described Hussain as a friend who overlooked political affiliations as he shared, “He didn’t care what party you were from. He worked dedicatedly for his and his family. He was an excellent and passionate friend and didn’t mind much where you met nor the circumstances under which you were there, he was simply happy to see you.” (G12)