Controversial A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Candidate, Winston Harding, who was previously accused of child molestation, has won a Constituency seat in the Georgetown Municipality in the Local Government polls held yesterday.
This is despite the fact that two days prior to the LGE, the APNU had withdrawn its support for him over allegations of child molestation. Harding’s name was still reflected on the ballot paper and managed to come out victorious in his Constituency.
However, at a press conference held this morning, President David Granger announced that the Coalition will be having discussions on the matter to determine the way forward.
With regards to Harding either being recalled or allowed to take up his seat as a Councillor in the Georgetown Municipality, the President stated that he was unable to make an announcement at this point in time since the issue had to be discussed at the Party level.
However, Granger maintained that he stands by the statement of non support that was issued by the APNU on Wednesday after the allegations were reported.
Additionally, the President is likely to ask Social Protection Minister, Volda Lawrence to explain statements she made allegedly in support of Harding.