Jagdeo says Trotman had active role in talks on Gecom chairman

Raphael Trotman

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday charged that Alliance For Change (AFC) leader Raphael Trotman played a very active role during discussions by the teams representing him and the president on the nominations to fill the post of Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) Chairman.

As a result, Jagdeo says that any defence of Trotman as a passive observer is rubbish and that the AFC knew long before the appointment of the president’s decision to unilaterally select retired judge James Patterson as Chairman.

“They said, first of all, that this was not a role for them, this was for the president alone and that he made that decision, implying without their knowledge. Nevertheless they agreed with him because the 18 people were bad, there was a constitutional crisis looming, etcetera,” Jagdeo said…..

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