PRESS RELEASE People’s National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana. Saturday, October 22, 2005




The People’s National Congress Reform has noted the article which appeared in the October 22, 2005 issue of the Kaieteur News under the caption “Raphael Trotman’s Home Ransacked--Holds PNCR Responsible.” To link the PNCR to this alleged incident is unfounded, self-serving and intended for cheap political gain.

The PNCR is on record as condemning all forms of criminal activities. This position of the Party on crime is well known to Mr. Trotman as he himself has played a role not only in adumbrating such policy but in advocating such measures as to make them a reality. In this regard, the PNCR condemns the incident which is alleged to have taken place at Trotman’s home on Friday last.

It is strange that Trotman, a trained lawyer, who must know the importance of evidence in the context of such allegations, should rush to identify the PNCR for blame, in light of the fact that he did not report the first and alleged threat to the police.

It is equally strange that these allegations should be made just hours after the Leader of the PNCR wrote the Speaker of the National Assembly requesting that in the absence of Trotman’s resignation, he be declared disqualified from being a member of the national assembly in accordance with article 156 (3) of the constitution. Clearly, these politically motivated allegations against the PNCR were intended to deflect from his failure to honour his publicly declared position to resign the seat, if requested to do so.

In the final analysis, the PNCR is too busy with the more important task of seeking to build a prosperous, cohesive and harmonious society and the more immediate task of preparing for national and regional elections to be distracted by the childish antics of someone who is frantically trying to lift his political profile and gain the sympathy of the public by highly devious methods,


People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Saturday, October 22, 2005


PRESS STATEMENT

The People’s National Congress Reform has noted the article which appeared in the October 22, 2005 issue of the Kaieteur News under the caption “Raphael Trotman’s Home Ransacked--Holds PNCR Responsible.” To link the PNCR to this alleged incident is unfounded, self-serving and intended for cheap political gain.

The PNCR is on record as condemning all forms of criminal activities. This position of the Party on crime is well known to Mr. Trotman as he himself has played a role not only in adumbrating such policy but in advocating such measures as to make them a reality. In this regard, the PNCR condemns the incident which is alleged to have taken place at Trotman’s home on Friday last.

It is strange that Trotman, a trained lawyer, who must know the importance of evidence in the context of such allegations, should rush to identify the PNCR for blame, in light of the fact that he did not report the first and alleged threat to the police.

It is equally strange that these allegations should be made just hours after the Leader of the PNCR wrote the Speaker of the National Assembly requesting that in the absence of Trotman’s resignation, he be declared disqualified from being a member of the national assembly in accordance with article 156 (3) of the constitution. Clearly, these politically motivated allegations against the PNCR were intended to deflect from his failure to honour his publicly declared position to resign the seat, if requested to do so.

In the final analysis, the PNCR is too busy with the more important task of seeking to build a prosperous, cohesive and harmonious society and the more immediate task of preparing for national and regional elections to be distracted by the childish antics of someone who is frantically trying to lift his political profile and gain the sympathy of the public by highly devious methods,


People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Saturday, October 22, 2005