AFC acknowledges lie then defends it
Alliance For Change ( AFC) continues to stick by the lie that it did not influence President David Granger to unilaterally and unconstitutionality appoint 84-year old retired Justice James Patterson despite stark evidence proving otherwise.
The Party, however, did acknowledge Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan, wrote the leaked email to other AFC officials where he confirmed that he advised the Head of State to reject the nominees submitted by Opposition Leader, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo. But the AFC in a statement, today, maintained that it was not involved in the consultation process even though the email proves otherwise.
“The party restates its position, and the email confirms this, that it was not consulted on the appointment of Justice James Patterson as GECOM Chairman.” – the AFC said in its statement.
However, Ramjattan explained in the email, which was sent in October that “I did express my opinion to the President at a Cabinet break sometime back, after the second list from Jagdeo, that I was not comfortable with any of those names presented.”
Ramjattan told the NEC as well that “(AFC Leader) Raphael (Trotman), who was present, expressed a similar sentiment.”
The AFC, in at least two public statements, vehemently denied having a role in the unconstitutional appointment which has received tremendously backlash from all sections of society.
The Party, in a manner that is considered an insult to the intelligence of Guyanese, continues to advance that argument that it was not involved in the process.
The AFC was caught lying after the email was leaked by an official from the Party.
Jagdeo, during a recent press conference, had accused the AFC of trying to have it both ways – “defending something one day and against it the other day”The leaked email, which Ramjattan has since admitted was authored by him, confirms that the AFC lied to the nation and that the Party encouraged the President to commit an unconstitutional act, which goes against 25 years of understanding between the Political Opposition and the Executive Government.