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AFC Chairman post became “difficult & untenable” – Nigel Hughes

Nigel Hughes has resigned from the AFC

Nigel Hughes has resigned from the AFC

Hours after it was revealed that the Chairman of the Alliance For Change had tendered his resignation, Nigel Hughes has spoken out on his decision to resign saying it became “difficult.”

Hughes in a statement on Social Media confirmed that he had tendered his resignation after serving as Party Chairman for several years.

“My continuing to act as Chairman of the party became difficult and untenable,” was the only explanation offered by Hughes for his resignation.

Hughes’ decision to quit the number two spot in the AFC was made at a statutory Management Committee meeting of the party on Monday.

In a statement, 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.”

President David Granger and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan. In the background is Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

President David Granger and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan. In the background is Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

However, reports indicate that AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan hopes that by some means he will be able to make Hughes rescind his resignation.

On Monday persons had protested outside of the Kaieteur News and had labeled Hughes’ as “anti-coalition.”

This was followed the AFC issuing a statement which distanced Ramjattan and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman from a statement it had issued on Sunday.

In that statement coming, after a leadership retreat, the AFC called for State Minister Joseph Harmon to be stripped of some of his responsibilities.

However, President David Granger has stated that he will seek some clarification from the AFC on the issue.

The topic is expected to come up for discussion at today’s cabinet meeting.

  • Emile_Mervin

    ONE MAN HAS BECOME THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM AND THOSE WHO NEED TO SHARE SPACE TO SURVIVE MUST BE PREPARED TO BE SQUEEZED, CRUSHED OR TRAMPLED, WHILE THOSE WHO REFUSE MUST GET OUT THE ROOM AND CREATE THEIR OWN SPACE CONDUCIVE FOR COMFORT AND CREATIVITY!

    BTW, I HAVE LONG QUESTIONED THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP ACUITY OF DAVID GRANGER. A NICE GUY, BUT EVEN THOUGH HE RESCINDED BK’S APPOINTMENT, IT WAS GRAGER’S LACK OF LEADERSHIP, IN THE FIRST PLACE, THAT ALLOWED HARMON TO DO WHAT HE DID. AND HARMON HAS BEEN DOING A LOT WHILE GRANGER APPEARED ALOOF AND DISCONNECTED!

    ONE MONTH BEFORE THE COALITION’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY AND IT IS BEING ROCKED…ALL BECAUSE OF ONE MAN WHO, LIKE JAGDEO, SEES GOVERNMENT AS A PATHWAY TO SELF-EMPOWERMENT AND SELF-ENTITLEMENT!

    • CleveM

      EM:

      Well said! The only addition is……

      JOE MUST GO!!!

      • Emile_Mervin

        If Joe goes and Joe is Granger’s brain, how will Granger function? Granger needs to start using his own brain or his brain will die of inactivity. He may also be suffering the effects of fatigue syndrome given his age.

        Greenidge! Greenidge! Greenidge! Greenidge!

        This is a man who thinks and will surround himself with professionals if he is President!

  • george wiltshire

    I am not sure why the resignation. I understand the reason given. Do I accept? This the time we need all hands on deck. We need strong persons who can call a spade by its name. If we all start dropping out as the going gets tough we will have a Ramotar situation. More reason for prayer. In forty days from this day see what JESUS will do.

    • Col123

      More prayers?…go for ten times a day…

      • george wiltshire

        Remember the call to pray without ceasing.

  • KassemB

    ‘ Ramjattan hopes that by some means he will be able to make Hughes rescind his resignation.’
    That will bring the tally of rescind to two from the Alliance Leadership
    The first was DG to Tiwari
    Which was followed by Min. Harmon not corrupt
    We look forward to next un-rescinds

  • Col123

    Mr Hughes is a lawyer… He resigned because his position is “difficult and untenable “… untenable is the operative word…the question is… what is it that he cannot defend…or maintain?…

  • Emile_Mervin

    Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles intended to stop the march to corruption!

  • Emile_Mervin

    Gulp! If so, then the coalition is operating with a decorum deficit. Pray for a miracle of change?