Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble, Colin Graham is no different.
Graham who was recently elected to represent the NDP in the next general election did not deny, what his EX girlfriend posted on Facebook about their past relationship.
Spending some time on the AM Mayhem show on Hot97 Thursday morning, Graham said he applauds his EX for coming out and highlighting the issue of domestic violence.
“It is a matter to be addressed, and I applaud her for taking such a brave and bold move to speak on the subject”.
Graham said he does not want anybody to vilify her, abuse her on social media or to condemn her.
“More than anything else we should lift her up for coming out and doing what she has done”.
“I am not here to deny anything or defend anything, we are all human beings, and I am a man, we all make our mistakes, and we all fall short from time to time”.
Graham said they have apologised to each other on a personal level, but he would take the opportunity to do so again.
“I am saying sorry, and I will continue to ask for her continued forgiveness”.
Graham said there are many other instances of domestic abuse against women that continues to fester in the country and he is calling on persons to now use this issue between himself and his EX as a platform for others to come out and speak up.
“I can say it, am in it, I know the damage, the pain and the hurt it could cause, we have to own up to our short comings, I have done that, she knows that, and I will continue to grow, and accept my criticisms”.
Graham said he has seen what can happen when nothing is done, when there is no remorse and when people decide not to accept their shortcomings.
While Graham did not go into details about the relationship and what transpired, Luke Boyea CEO of Hot97 said that Graham statement leaves room for speculation which could further fuel the fire.
Boyea went on to say; “Have the leadership of the NDP questioned whether you are suitable now”.
Are we likely to see any other woman come out with similar accusation Boyea asked?
Graham in response said; “I would like other women who have been in similar situations to go out and speak about this issue”.
By Ernesto Cooke