PNCR defends internal polls
-accuses Norton and Solomon of plotting ‘maximum disruption’ at Congress
While declaring polls at its just-concluded 18th Biennial Congress to be free and fair, the PNCR yesterday accused Aubrey Norton and Sharma Solomon of deliberately setting out to cause “maximum disruption” to the proceedings.
At a news conference at Congress Place, Sophia, yesterday, party General Secretary Oscar Clarke suggested that Norton should apologise to Solomon, who is the Regional Democratic Council Chairman for Region 10, for misleading him into believing there were efforts afoot to disenfranchise Lindeners.
Clarke said the disruptive actions led by Norton and Solomon over the weekend were not based on legitimate concerns and were baseless intentional acts to disrupt the events.
These sentiments were expressed by both him and PNCR Vice-Chair Volda Lawrence during the press conference which followed widespread dismay at the upheaval at its Congress on Sunday.
Lawrence, reading a prepared statement, declared that it was clear that “a handful” of party members had convinced a segment of the Region 10 community, including non-members, to travel to Georgetown to disrupt what was “an otherwise orderly and successful” opening ceremony.” She noted that the demonstration held by Linden groups inside Congress Place on Saturday was followed up by “several calculated and well-planned acts of disorder.”