AFC says Trotman was invited to State House and told by President of GECOM appointment

Raphael Trotman

Amid growing questions, the Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday said its leader Raphael Trotman had been invited to State House on October 19th where he was advised by President David Granger that retired Justice James Patterson would be named Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

For  more than a week Stabroek News had posed several questions to the AFC on the circumstances in which Trotman appeared at State House for the announcement but it gave no answers until yesterday when it issued a public statement in response to allegations made by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo at a press conference this week.

However, the terse AFC statement still leaves questions unanswered. It said that “Party Leader Raphael Trotman was invited to an urgent meeting at State House by His Excellency President David Granger on the evening of October 19th, 2017. At the meeting President Granger informed Mr. Trotman of his decision with regard to the appointment of Justice James Patterson as GECOM Chairman. The meeting concluded and Mr. Trotman departed”…..

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