By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – It is unclear as to whether People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) Parliamentarian, Vanessa Kissoon will attend the party’s upcoming 18th Biennial Congress 2014,according to leader of the Opposition David Granger.
Granger told iNews that he is hopeful the pending matter with Kissoon and General Secretary of the Party, Oscar Clarke will be resolved before congress.
Kissoon was suspended from the Party by Granger following an altercation between herself and Clarke at the Party’s Headquarters, Congress Place, Sophia.
A five member team has been appointed to investigate the alleged assault of Kissoon by Clarke over access of keys to the party’s building in Linden, recently.
Today, Granger explained that for Kissoon to attend the party’s congress, she would have to fall into one of three categories: Special invitees, delegates or an observer since she remains on suspension.
“I cannot say whether she will be invited in any other capacity…….but I would expectthat the business of thedisciplinarycommittee will be quickly concluded and once that is concluded I will wait to hear what recommendations are made after the hearings, ” the APNU Leader said.
Granger dismissed claims that there is a push to get Kissoon out of the Party because of her outspoken demeanor.
“There is no truth in that, there is no push to get her out, she has served the Party for a long time. An incident occurred at some point in time and that is being investigated, there is no push to get her out.”
Kissoon accused the party leader of abusing his powers when he suspended her; however, he maintains that he acted in accordance with the Party’s constitution.