By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Region 10 faction of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) seem to have ironed out its issues, as APNU’s Leader, David Granger said they are going into the general and regional elections united.
Granger met with Chairman of Region 10 and PNCR Member, Sharma Solomon on Wednesday, January 21 hours after President Donald Ramotar announced May 11, 2015 as Election Day.
Both Granger and Solomon seemed satisfied with the outcome of their discussions.
“We are crafting a platform. The PNC in Linden is an important part of the APNU, and we are going into the elections in Region 10 as a partnership,” Granger told sections of the media shortly after the meeting.
The APNU Leader explained that a compromise has been met since their focus is now to rid the Guyanese people of the PPP Government. The discussion centered on the Party’s campaign strategy for Linden.
The rift in the Party intensified at Congress Place on July 27, 2014 after a group of Lindeners led by Solomon and PNCR Member Aubrey Norton walked out of the Congress, alleging that Lindeners were disenfranchised by being prevented from voting.
This was during the PNC/R’s 18th Biennial Delegates Congress, where Granger was again elected to run the Party.
Prior to this incident, APNU Member of Parliament Vanessa Kissoon had claimed assault at the hands of PNCR’s General Secretary Oscar Clarke during a scuffle for the key to the Party’s Linden office.
The conflict escalated on January 08 when displeased supporters broke off the locks of a newly installed steel door at the same Linden Office.