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Nigel Hughes announces resignation from AFC Chairmanship; meeting with Ramjattan planned

Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes has decided to step down as Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), but party leader Khemraj Ramjattan hopes to get him to change his mind.

Ramjattan, who was present at the meeting, subsequently spoke with Mr. Hughes and a meeting is arranged for Tuesday, April 12th.

The party sought to scotch reports that Hughes’ decision was apparently linked to a lack of consensus on a statement that the AFC issued at the end of Sunday’s (April 11, 2o16) retreat in which a call was made for Minister of State, Joseph Harmon to be stripped of some of his powers. “The party confirms unequivocally that the statement issued on April 10th following its leadership retreat was a one which was unanimously approved by the attendees of the leadership retreat,” the AFC said in a statement.

Hughes’ decision to quit the number two spot in the AFC was made at a statutory Management Committee meeting of the party on Monday. The party did not say specifically what was Hughes’ decision, only saying that “Chairman Nigel Hughes made an announcement with regard to his Chairmanship of the party.”

The AFC in its post-retreat statement also called on President David Granger to swiftly hand over copies of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report to Rodney’s family and other interest parties as well as make the report public. Also, the AFC called for an assessment of the several forensic audit reports and the acquisition of independent legal advice to determine if anyone should be charged and prosecuted by an team of professional prosecutors.

The party said it would make no further statement on the issue at this time.

 

  • ExPPP_Man

    Kyack, kyack, kyack. Nigel and Cathy Hughes are decent people, but they should have never joined up with PNC.

    • raskilone

      Define “decent”. Who screwed up the Lusignan murder trial? Who removed the video tape from the scene of the Buxton murder? Who was being paid by Fip’s Amaila falls company while the whole jhaat was condemning jaggy and Fip? It’s all about money and power…eat from you today and talk yuh name 2 morrow.

  • disqus_vD7Mb5kVmA

    This would be a blow to the AFC. Hughes is an honest leader, loved by rank and file. The people elected reps to look out for the people. Power has a nasty way of changing people. Please keep your promise AFC.

  • Emile_Mervin

    The coalition is being rocked because of APNU elements! This foolishness that is passing for governance by APNU elements makes Jagdeo look like a saint, even though he ain’t!

  • KassemB

    ‘The party sought to scotch reports that Hughes’ decision was apparently linked to a lack of consensus on a statement that the AFC issued at the end of Sunday’s (April 11, 2o16) retreat in which a call was made for Minister of State, Joseph Harmon to be stripped of some of his powers. “The party confirms unequivocally that the statement issued on April 10th following its leadership retreat was a one which was unanimously approved by the attendees of the leadership retreat,” the AFC said in a statement.’
    /
    Could it be the Trotman tapes of the Bartica LGE meeting where he (Trotman) expound on DG plan to fix Guyana and his role all along with the formation of the AFC

    • Emile_Mervin

      Read today’s KN version of the story for the reason offered with greater specificity.