AFC’s Trotman excuses Lawrence’s statements

Alliance for Change (AFC)  Leader Raphael Trotman yesterday dismissed concerns over controversial statements by PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence that she will only hire party people and came to her defence saying that she holds no race or political biases.

 “The Chair, I as Leader have known and worked closely with for 25 years has never shown racial or political partisanship, but in fact, has worked tirelessly, as politician and as a minister of government for the betterment of people of all walks of life and all backgrounds,” Trotman said in a public statement after being contacted by this newspaper yesterday for a comment on the controversy over Lawrence’s recorded remarks.

Trotman, whose party forms the governing coalition with APNU in which the PNCR is the major player,  said that the statement yesterday conveyed his personal views. “It was issued by me as leader,” he said…..

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