AFC media release
Friday, November 24, 2017
The Alliance For Change today received correspondence from His Excellency President David Granger in which he communicated his decision to appoint Mr. Desmond Trotman to replace Ms. Sandra Jones as GECOM Commissioner.
The Management Committee of the party met today and the party is disappointed and disturbed that it could not be represented on the Commission, a principle which it has maintained for over a decade.
Further, acknowledging that 65% of the electorate is under the age of 40 years, the AFC believes that the appointment of the GECOM commissioner should have taken this salient point into consideration. In this regard, the rank and file members of the AFC have expressed reservation about the appointment and were expecting the new commissioner to be a youth or a woman as was proposed by the party.
This issue reinforces the position of the NEC for the review of the Cummingsburg Accord.
AFC Public Relations Committee