-Ramjattan supporters see it as another sideline attempt
AFC leader Raphael Trotman's suggestion that opposition parties should refuse to participate in 2011 elections until an investigation into the operations of the "Phantom Squad" is done is a very poor attempt to deflect from his party's unpreparedness and own internal ramblings.
It is no secret that the AFC is in serious trouble with 2011 general elections just around the corner. This trouble is fueled by the seeming unwillingness by top people in the party to honour the principle of leadership rotation, clarity about the relationship between the party leader and its presidential candidate and division within the party regarding its relationship with the PNC and the defunct WPA.
Persons within the party have told us that Trotman's recent call is also being viewed with much skepticism by insiders aligned to Khemraj Ramjattan as it is seen as a further attempt to deny Ramjattan the 2011 Presidential candidacy.