Conscience cannot allow continued service to AFC

Archie W. Cordis, Former AFC Councillor

Dear Editor,
It is indeed regrettable that I have had to inform the AFC Region 2 Regional Management Committee (RMC) that as of now, I have resigned from the body, for more than one reason. The most important is the failure to hold the RMC election, due since July of 2016, citing no reason or reasons, and while calling names may not be prudent at this time, failing to hold elections will only serve the personal interest and egos of a few. It is totally wrong and runs counter to the interest, purpose and spirit of the party’s constitution which deals extensively with the holding of elections.
My conscience would not allow me to be part of that group of persons who, to many members, are there illegally; it is grossly unfair to other members who are electable, and have the ability and ambition to serve the party in the region at that level. However, it must be made abundantly clear that I am not and will not let go of my membership of the party in which I have pride.

Free and fair elections are one of the main pillars on which democracy is constructed, and failing to hold them must be criticized by all, be it election for the management of a church body, a sports organization or a business organization. It must be done in a timely manner. By way of an election, I was given the opportunity to serve the party at its highest level, on the National Executive Committee (NFC).

I was the Chairman of the RMC, a member of the Regional Elections Committee (2011) and a member of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) 2006-2013, until I resigned to take up an appointment with BK International, Quarry Division, a fast growing company at Tiperu-Itabu in the Mazaruni River.

My decision to resign from the committee may not go down well with a few people in the region, but it has been done purely with good interests.