After the withdrawal of several high-profile members over the current direction of the PNCR, party leader Robert Corbin on Friday disclosed that the establishment of a “meaningful resolution mechanism” is among the main opposition’s immediate plans.
At a news conference, Corbin identified the initiative as being part of the work programme of the PNCR in the post-Biennial Congress period. He recently briefed party members on the developments during a series of meetings in North America.
When asked about reconciliation, Corbin did not want to go into details, reiterating that the less said about the process the better.
He noted, however, that the party is seeking “to ensure that all members would be fully involved in the challenging period ahead.”
There has been significant dissatisfaction with Corbin’s leadership of the party; however, he was re-elected at the last Congress over challenger Winston Murray. Corbin has met with Murray, but not Dr Richard Van West Charles, who had also initially campaigned for leadership. Corbin has also sought to meet a number of persons who withdrew from the party along with Vincent Alexander, who launched a campaign for leadership in 2007.
During his trip to North America, Corbin said he held meetings with the New York groups, the friends of the PNCR in Toronto and party supporters generally.
In addition to an education programme on the “lawlessness” of the Bharrat Jagdeo administration, he also gave briefings on the party’s work programme, including preparation for the impending local government polls, including the education of the electorate on reforms of the local government system; the continuation of empowerment programmes for both youth and adult members, including the promotion of economic projects and the well-established literacy programme; the continuation of the party’s welfare programmes among youth, senior citizens and victims of tragedies; the expansion of the party education programme to ensure that members acquired effective leadership skills; and, the struggle for good governance in Guyana.