Bring evidence of congress impropriety and I’ll probe – Granger

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) David Granger yesterday said he would investigate any allegations of impropriety during the party’s 18th Biennial Congress once evidence can be provided that any wrong-doing took place.

Further, though he would not say if he would be willing to call for a re-run of the controversy-marred elections which took place last week, he says “necessary actions” will be taken based on the results of such an investigation.

He says nevertheless, that the Returning Officer who presided over the party’s elections has since handed his report to this party, in which there is no indication that any impropriety was present in the party’s electoral process.

Asked whether he would be able to produce evidence to substantiate claims he has made, Aubrey Norton, who dropped out of the race to challenge Granger during the latest congress said yesterday he has issued a statement on the events of the 18th Congress and would no longer be engaging the press on the matter. The statement referred to by Norton was issued last Thursday during a press conference at which he claimed that the electoral process of the 18th Congress was manipulated to ensure Granger remained leader.

Region 10 Chairman Sharma Solomon, who was also nominated to challenge Granger, but who dropped out of the race for similar reasons, was not available to say if he would be able to do same.

Granger returned as the party’s leader on Sunday July 27th after competitor Norton pulled out amidst claims of a flawed electoral system. Similar sentiments …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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