Amid a major strife within the party over the selection of the new parliamentarians, the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNC/R) has issued a statement contending that “youth” was a major criterion in the decisions taken.
Young PNC politician James Bond took to social media to blast the party for excluding certain members, including himself, from serving as a Member of Parliament in the 12th Parliament.
Bond criticised that PNC and its current leadership for not consulting with the party’s membership before making its decision on the parliamentarians.
But the PNC, in a statement on Tuesday, stated that it is time to rebuild the party.
The party, however, failed to directly address the concerns raised by Bond who threatened to challenge the current PNC leadership.
Among the names excluded from the list of parliamentarians are Volda Lawrence, Basil Williams, Amna Ally, Aubrey Norton, George Norton, and Simona Broomes. The party’s leader, former president David Granger will also not be returning to parliament.
See full list of APNU/AFC parliamentarians:
Dr. Karen Cummings
Dr. Nicolette Henry