Less than 24-hours after co-founder and political strategist of the Alternative Peoples’ Party (APP) Alex Bruno rubbished claims made by the party’s current executive that he resigned from the organization last month, Bruno has submitted what he says is his official resignation letter in an attempt to protect the identity of the other founding members.
In the letter dated October 13, 2021, addressed to APP’s president Julius Corbett, Bruno starts by stating, “This is the end of a journey for me,” while maintaining that he wasn’t aware that he had previously resigned from his post.
A press release signed by Corbett which was sent to the media yesterday (October 12), stated that the APP executive and Bruno had “mutually agreed to part ways.”
While the APP release did not go into detail about the “matters” which appear to have created the rift between Bruno and the party’s executive, it revealed that as of September 16, 2021, Bruno officially tendered his resignation to the party’s president, which the executive members “had no objection to accepting.”
In contradiction of the party’s press release, Bruno took to the airwaves and social media, to categorically deny the assertion and continues to do so in his “official” resignation letter which was shared with the media.
“I did not know that I had resigned, I never resigned, I never hinted that I wanted to resign and I certainly had no amicable arrangement, and/or hostile fallout with the Executive of our party which necessitated an invisible letter of resignation from me,” Bruno states in the letter. “If I had a choice, I would never depart from our APP family now; I would certainly wish to assist with preparations for the next general elections.”
He goes on to say that he was caught “unaware” by the announcement of an agreed termination and contends that there is no letter, before this one, which can confirm that he had resigned as political strategist of APP.
“This is why I was so shocked to read of my demise before even given the privilege of a discussion with the team. Patrick John had warned me, and I failed to listen,” he laments. “Now, I am kicked out of an institution which was designed for the benefit of our nation, not to serve the selfish desires of one, or a few.”
Bruno, who currently lectures in political science at a Florida-based university, expressed “sadness” at having to tender his resignation to the APP but says that this must be done in the best interest of the party, its Founders and members who should not be exposed to such public scrutiny “at this crucial period of our party’s development.”
“Please protect the identity of those Founders, sponsors and others who prefer to remain anonymous at this time. The hint that you intend to declassify this information [hastened] my resignation. Let me be a [martyr] for the Founders,” the letter copied said.
It was copied to Tahira Blanchard – Political Leader (Ag.) Sharon Vidal – Deputy Political Leader (Ag.) Sherlyn Sabaroache – Executive Member Kendra Stephen – Founders’ Conclave Chair and Whitney Mèlinard – 2nd Deputy Political Leader.
DNO attempted to speak with Bruno but he declined to comment further.