PNCR needs healing – Basil Williams
PNCR Chairman Basil Williams says the party needs “healing” following the events that marred its 18th Biennial Congress on Sunday and he is suggesting that a committee might have to be set up to oversee the process.
Williams, who was returned as Chairman after going unchallenged during the latest Congress, was at the time speaking on the way forward for the party, which has been accused by its groups in Linden of high-handedness, disenfranchisement and intimidation in the run up to and during the Congress.
He explained that the PNCR’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) is yet to meet to discuss anything officially but he added that he hopes such a meeting will be held before the week is through.
Other returning CEC members include David Granger, who remains the party leader after lone challenger Aubrey Norton opted to pull out of the race over concerns about the accreditation process; George Norton and Volda Lawrence, who were returned as vice-chairpersons, having also too gone unchallenged; and Ronald Bulkan was returned as party Treasurer after beating out his only challenger, Clement Corlette.
The names of the other CEC members were not available when Stabroek News contacted the party yesterday. A party representative said the Returning Officer Michael Somersall is still working, while at least two other groups, including the Guyana Youth and Stu-dents Movement (GYSM) and the Guyana’s Women’s Congress (GWC) will have their congresses in the coming weeks, after which their representatives to the CEC will be known.
In the meantime, Williams noted comments by Sharma Solomon, one of the leaders from Linden, about the need for healing and he voiced similar sentiments.