Bitter dispute ends with resignation from AFC Member

Dr Shamir Ally recently resigned from the AFC.
Former AFC Member, Dr Shamir Ally
Former AFC Member, Dr Shamir Ally

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has accepted the resignation of its member, Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally, who was associated with the New York, AFC Chapter.

This was confirmed by the Party’s Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, who told iNews that “strenuous efforts” were made to reconcile differences that Dr. Ally had with a few members in the New York AFC Chapter.

“Reconciliation was not reached. The quarrel was bitter and obviously prompted his departure,” Mr. Ramjattan told this news site.

Dr. Ally made his resignation known in the publication of a letter in one of the local newspapers yesterday (Tuesday, September 10). He expressed his disappointment with the AFC internally and externally.

“Many emails were sent to AFC leadership on my Guyana ‘on site’ experiences on a number of issues, including finances, controls, discipline, management, leadership, et al. At the New York/New Jersey AFC chapter, a few individuals have hurdled insults, character assignations and caustic remarks to me and Dr Somar, and no person in the AFC leadership, took concrete action to ensure that there will be no repetition of such behaviours,” Dr. Ally said in his letter.

AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan
AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan

He went on to explain, “Recently, emailed insults, character assignations and caustic remarks have been hurled at the New York/New Jersey AFC chapter chairman Dr Somar without abatement. Perhaps, some members may condone, support or encourage such behaviours, since no discipline is being enforced.”

Meanwhile, although he did not comment on the actual details of the dispute, the AFC Leader said that Dr. Ally’s resignation was accepted with “much pain and sadness.”




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