[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chairman of Region 10, Sharma Solomon today announced his acceptance, following nominations for several positions in the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) Party and highlighted his support for the Alliance for Change’s (AFC) no confidence motion.
“It should be swiftly and decisively, after so many years of poor governance, what more chances they need…Tough decisions have got to be made,” Solomon said.
Party Leader, David Granger is yet to give a definitive answer as to whether the Party will support the motion by the AFC.
Solomon was nominated for positions of Leader, Chairman, Vice Chairman and Committee Member of the Party. He said, “it would be a humbling experience to serve people at a larger scale.”
Solomon believes his chances are “very good” of being elected based on feedback from people in and out of the Party and is of the view that he “represents the change that the Party needs”.
In this regard he has encouraged “all who support change to safeguard their democracy within the party the same as we seek to safeguard it nationally and as other parties in other nations do also”.
He also expressed hopes of fulfilling the Party’s vision, to build and unit it and provide leadership that will bring about growth and consolidation of Party resources to effectively address and respond to the political challenges and dynamics of this era: crime, injustice, joblessness, corruption, youth hopelessness.
The region 10 chairman says he brings Leadership by example to the Central Executive of the Party since he believes that the Party is losing its direction and focus in a number of areas where the constitution is being violated and individual rights denied.
He plans on making a difference in the Party by ensuring respect is maintained for the PNC constitution and the rights of the people; engage in consultative decision making that respects their involvement.
He noted that age is a factor that people use to manipulate or influence decision in their favour, noting that it is not about age, it is the ability to recognise the importance of all in our political reality.
On working with the ruling party in Parliament he said “the people have given the opposition the majority in parliament and this majority must be used to put pressure on the government to manage the affairs of government in the interest of all the nations’ people”.
He also noted that “Power when gained must be used effectively. We are yet to see this applied consistently with the one seat majority.”