AFC loses sup­port of Canada chap­ter af­ter back­ing of Ge­com Chair­man

Stabroek News Sunday - - WEEKEND MAGAZINE -

The Cana­dian chap­ter of the Alliance For Change (AFC) has pulled all sup­port from the party, while say­ing that its back­ing of the uni­lat­eral ap­point­ment of re­tired judge James Pat­ter­son as the new Guyana Elec­tions Com­mis­sion (Ge­com) chair­man was the ‘last straw’ af­ter years of be­ing side­lined. “I want to make it very clear that it is not only this Ge­com mat­ter that has been foisted upon us. It started with the Cum­mings­burg Ac­cord and we

ac­cepted that and then other things hap­pen and we hear ‘The AFC this and that’ with­out demo­cratic con­sul­ta­tions with mem­bers,” Pres­i­dent of the AFC Canada Chap­ter Tamesh­war Lil­mo­han told Stabroek News yesterday. “That is not what the AFC is about, where only one and two per­sons speak­ing for the party with­out any con­sul­ta­tions with the other mem­bers. Demo­cratic pro­cesses have to be fol­lowed… we are pulling out un­til a court de­ci­sion on Ge­com but in the mean­time we want to have di­a­logue on the other mat­ters,” he added. High Court to block. “Autre­fois Ac­quit,” ac­cord­ing to the Mer­riam-Web­ster Law Dic­tionary, is a de­fen­dant’s plea stat­ing that he or she has al­ready been tried for and ac­quit­ted of an of­fence. and an­nounced that the task force will be chaired by Gen­eveive Whyte-Nedd. She also urged mem­bers to be pro­fes­sional in their de­lib­er­a­tions and about their re­spon­si­bil­ity to the na­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Guyana

© PressReader. All rights reserved.