[www.inewsguyana.com] – Speaker of the National Assembly and Executive Member of the Alliance for Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman has vehemently denied claims that he sexually assaulted a young man.
In a statement issued today, Sunday, September 21, Trotman said “a malicious and unfounded allegation of sexual molestation has been made against me by an unstable young man who sadly, appears to have a troubled mind. I categorically deny his wicked assertions.”
The Speaker believes the young man was motivated by politicians to make these accusations against him in an effort to divert attention from a serious upcoming matter in the House when Parliament reconvenes.
“Unfortunately, he seems to have been conveniently encouraged by manipulative and diabolic political forces. Conveniently, such scandalous assertions are obviously intended to provide a timely distraction from the serious prevailing political situation in Guyana, which imminently requires me as Speaker of the National Assembly to guide the ship of the nation’s parliament through the strongest test to Guyana’s constitutional democracy: the debate of a no confidence motion,” Trotman noted in the statement.
The Speaker made it clear that as a true patriot of Guyana, he will not allow the office of Speaker of the National Assembly to be compromised or be denigrated by false accusations for political expediency.
“There is absolutely no truth in the allegation, and I am confident that the masterminds and supporters of this dastardly plot will soon be exposed.”
He has since called for a thorough and professional investigation into the allegation and even quoted a biblical scripture in his defense, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Only recently, the AFC had accused the ruling People’s Progressive Party of attempting to bribe three Parliamentarians $30M to vote against the no confidence motion.