Some members of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the People’s National Congress are accusing the Party Leader David Granger and General Secretary Amna Ally of disregarding the decision of the Party’s Central executive in relation to a number of issues.
The complaining members said the Leader is instead making unilateral decisions.
The Party’s executive is particularly upset over a decision by the leader to commit the PNCR to the continued involvement with APNU although they have asked for such to be put on hold.
Some of the Executive Members are also irate over Mr. Granger’s decision to accept two new parties, Jaipaul Sharma’s Equal Rights and Justice Party and Tabitha Sarabo’s Guyana National Builders Movement into the APNU although the CEC had objected, stating that the parties were never launched nationally.
“The most recent disregard is the “one-man” decision by Mr. David Granger to go ahead and commit the PNCR to continue its involvement and accept two recently formed parties as part of the APNU. The actions of Mr. David Granger are without any doubt unconstitutional and an affront to the membership of our Party. He will not be allowed to reduce the PNCR into a “One Man Show”.” The CEC members said in a letter to party members.
The group of PNCR CEC Members described the two new parties as “shell parties’ and said they are unaware of what benefits the parties would bring to the PNCR and the wider APNU and described Mr. Granger’s public endorsement of the parties as a disregard of the PNC Executive’s decision.
“After that disregard, the CEC reminded Mr. David Granger of the Party’s decision on the matter and expected that that would be the end of it until we have internal Party discussions. Members, we are now witnessing this latest disregard of the Party’s decision, compounded by Mr. Granger affixing the symbols of these two non-approved parties onto a programme purported to be that of the APNU for its 10th Anniversary Celebrations. That is a “one man show” which the Party will not allow Mr. Granger to get away with. Therefore, the Party does not recognize these two shell parties as part of the APNU,” the letter further reads.
The Members said that their leader by his actions is in breach of the party’s constitution.
“Members of the PNCR, we must decide on which side of history we choose to be. Are we going to be on the side of history and good practice and abide by the Constitution of our great Party or are we going to accept these breaches of our constitution and unilateral decision making? Our goal is to ensure that the constitution is followed and not breached. We therefore believe that we, the members of this great Party, will choose to be on the right side of constitutional conduct”, the document said.
Although, no word has been forthcoming on the party’s Congress, the CEC members said a Congress convening sub-committee has been established and work has begun in earnest to hold the party’s congress.
“Members of the PNCR, let us come together, hold Congress, elect new leadership, and continue the development this great Party to take back office at the next general and regional elections,” the letter said.