The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, accused the opposition on Tuesday of “violating” the agreements signed with Barbados to continue the political dialogue, through the campaign they promoted against the consultative referendum on December 3 in the dispute. with Guyana through the territory of Essequibo.
“With the Unitary Platform we signed an agreement to bring them to the fold of democracy, transparency, truth and respect for the Constitution, but they left there and now started a campaign against the consultative referendum (…) Battered right , battered extreme right that has kicked up the Barbados agreements,” he said from La Casona Cultural “Aquiles Nazoa”, located in the state of Miranda.
Maduro criticized that “conventional politicians”, financed by the American oil company ExxonMobil, seek to “destroy the right of the people of Venezuela to vote, participate and decide on an important issue” for the national that sovereignty.
“The campaign of the extreme right, of the Unitary Platform that violates the agreements of Barbados, offends the people of Venezuela and does the work of ExxonMobil because ExxonMobil moves a lot of money to buy the usual politicians: the (Henrique ) Capriles, to Leopoldo (López), to (María Corina) Machado, to (Henry) Ramos Allup, to (Antonio) Ledezma, enough!”, he declared.
He emphasized that the Unitary Platform “will not change its evil of violence and anti-national land,” an attitude confirmed by its participation in the campaign against the popular consultation on December 3 which, among other things, tries to instill in Venezuelans the false understanding that “they are not valid before the Guyanese and English authorities because they are dragged before those authorities.”
“Of course there is validity because it is the voice of the people, the vote of the people. “How can the vote of the people and the voice of the people not be valid before our country, before the world?” he asked.
With the flyer distributed by the opposition, the head of state explained that they also reported that the data from the consultative referendum was allegedly used by Chavismo “to rig the presidential election in its favor.” In this sense, he shows that the actions of the extreme right mean fear.
“It’s a simple fear, compadre, and it’s also anti-Patria. ‘Don’t vote in the referendum’, the flyer says. And they put the map without Essequibo, this is the propaganda launched by the Unitary Platform, the same always, that’s enough,” he added.
For this reason, speaking to the Venezuelan people, he urged them to face “the campaigns of the traitors of the homeland and prepare to participate in the election campaign and the consultative election on December 3.”