Ramjattan, Trotman advised president he could unilaterally appoint Gecom chairman

-email shows

Despite the AFC’s claim that it was not involved in the selection of a Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) Chairman, its two senior leaders, Khemraj Ramjattan and Raphael Trotman, had advised President David Granger that he could utilise the constitutional proviso and make a unilateral appointment.

This is according to an email sent by Ramjattan on October 22 to AFC executives following the president’s controversial appointment of retired Justice James Patterson on October 19. The email was released to the public yesterday by Laurence Williams, of the Canada faction of the AFC, which has since severed ties with the party over the appointment and other matters.

The email from Ramjattan, the authenticity of which was confirmed by Stabroek News, appeared intended to assuage the dissent that had arisen over the Patterson announcement…..

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