By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Re-elected Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R), David Granger said even though A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Member of Parliament (MP), Vanessa Kission remains on suspension, she was invited to the Party’s 18th biennial congress as a delegate.
During a press conference at its headquarters in Sophia, Granger explained that the five member disciplinary committee that was appointed to investigate the assault incident involving the party’s General Secretary, Oscar Clarke and the Linden MP, recommended that Kission attend the Congress as a delegate.
“I am not aware of the suspension being lifted but I believe that one of the recommendations from the disciplinary committee that the suspension should be lifted until the central executive committee rules otherwise,” Granger told reporters.
He made it clear that the suspension that was placed on Kissoon by him has not been lifted as yet.
“The decision could be automatically lifted if the findings of the disciplinary committee as such that they feel that the continuation of the suspension is not justified under the circumstances…the disciplinary committee which was established by the central executive committee did conduct its investigation and did come to a finding which would be sent to the central executive committee next week”.
Kissoon and the region 10 Linden delegation walked out of the party’s congress over claims that they were unable to vote due to a flawed system.
At the opening of the congress, Kissoon stretched out her hand to Clarke, who refused to shake her hand. When Clarke was questioned by the media about his conduct towards Kissoon, he contended that she was attending the congress illegitimately as the reason for refusing to shake his colleagues’ hand.