“Colin Graham has chosen his part on the current saga of the domestic abuse issue that has surfaced since being elected by the East St George constituency Council of the New Democratic Party”. Hon Julian Francis
General Secretary of the ULP Julian Francis speaking on radio last evening said that when you have persons such as Luzette King and Kendol Neverson defending an indefensible situation the aggressor becomes the victim.
“As far as these people are concern Colin is the victim, not the women who Francis alleges that Graham has abused, not those in previous relationships who suffered and went to hospital five and six times, they are not the victim for some in the NDP, no Colin is the victim”.
Francis said Graham is going to be the victim and lead this fight onward, on the matter of domestic abuse, “Please give me a break”.
The General Secretary said he knows the young lady. However, he was not aware she was taking so many blows like the others.
Francis further alleges that the pattern is a standard part of the young man.
“Now all these people who come to his defense, he becomes the victim, so he gets suspended, you forget about the girl”.
Francis spoke about the recent tragedy of Monique Clarke and Vesta Rawlins, who died as a result of domestic abuse; he said a man who beats a woman, gets so angry they come close to killing.
Francis said he had seen domestic violence. However, he never made it a part of his DNA; he further stated that he had to restrain a very close friend who used to abuse his wife.
The General Secretary said he had seen women who have gone to the hospital at the hand of abusers and it is not a beautiful sight, yet Graham is telling the public he is glad such incident was brought to light.
“You know about it for all these years and now because it came in the open, you going to launch a campaign against her and expect people to take you seriously”.
The victims are the women who use to be with Colin Graham; those are the victims, not Colin Graham, Francis said.
“Let’s change the subject, let’s changed the discussion; the aggressor has to pay, not the victim, I see some comments being made about the young lady, it’s a good thing they don’t know about the first two”.
Francis said he had to say his piece on the matter because he knows Colin.
“We were good friends, We still say hello, we worked together politically, I knew the two women he was married too”.
Francis said the Johnny come lately who are trying to make Colin into a God, and the victim, in this case, he can’t take that side.
The young ladies are the ones we should be concerned about the General Secretary noted.