Although longtime PNC Reform member and economist Carl Greenidge is the choice of the PNC Leader to take up one of two parliamentary seats to become available later this month, sources close to Mr. Greenidge have indicated to News Source that it is unlikely that he would take up the parliamentary seat if it is offered.
It was explained to News Source that Mr. Greenidge is now completely focused and committed to Guyana’s case before the International Court of Justice and would find it inappropriate at this time to serve as an MP while being focused on the international case.
Greenidge currently serves as an Advisor on Border Matters in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is one of the Agents in Guyana’s case against Venezuela that is currently before the International Court.
Mr. Norton earlier today told News Source that Greenidge was his choice for the parliamentary seat but with Greenidge’s national commitments to the border matter, other choices will have to be examined.
The PNC’s Central Executive Committee is set to meet later this month and formally discuss the issue of the additional seat that is becoming vacant in the Assembly with the planned resignation of former Opposition Leader Joe Harmon.
Retired Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force and PNC Executive Member, Rear Admiral Gary Best has now emerged as the leading choice for the position. Best gained the highest number of votes at the party’s last elections for members of the Central Executive.