|Trotman’s statement embarrassing for APNU leaders|
|Tuesday, 23 October 2012 19:48|
IT is most embarrassing for the leaders of APNU, when one of their serving lawmakers in the National Assembly, Mr. Desmond Trotman, would boldly state before the Linden CoI that engaging in unlawful or illegal behaviour is necessary.
This is a dangerous statement and has severe implications for the continued presence of this lawmaker in the National Assembly as he has now brought disrepute to our Parliament and, by extension, each and every member.
I had always respected Mr. Trotman as a social activist but he has been exposed for going around in circles before the Commissioners. He was first reported as stating that blocking the Wismar Bridge was not unlawful, but acknowledged the fact that many people apart from Lindeners depended on the opening of that bridge.
He then acknowledged that the police were duty bound to clear the bridge, but then states that there was no need for police intervention during the blockade of the bridge.
Then his bone of contention for justification of his support in protestors blocking the Wismar Bridge completely shatters his credibility beyond doubt, as he stated that this was necessary because it was due to “Government’s failure to respond to the community’s request to meet with them.”
I do hope that the Commissioners take note of the many media reports and images of the reception which greeted Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who has portfolio responsibility for the electricity sector when he attempted to meet with the protestors in the mining township way before the eventful day and his visit was eventually rebuffed.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 21:45|
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