Longtime member of the People’s National Congress Reform, Attorney Thandi McAllister has withdrawn her membership from the party over concerns over the party’s current leadership.
McAllister who has also resigned from the Central Executive Committee of the party and its Region 3 Office in a statement this afternoon said she served the PNC for the past 25 years and her decision to part ways with the party at this time was careful and agonizing.
“After very careful and agonizing consideration, I concluded that the present direction of the leadership is ill-suited to the fulfillment of the aspirations of young people in Guyana, the enhancement of the party’s supporters, and the advancement of the nation”, she said in a statement.
The Attorney and former youth leader in the party also said she can no longer accompany a process which in her view has departed from serving the interests of the many who reposed faith in the PNC/R to champion their causes, and to offer constructive pathways for the development of our beloved Guyana.
The resignation of the longtime party executive member comes at a time when the leadership of the party is being pressed to host the party’s congress and elections for leader.
Incumbent Leader and former President David Granger has been coming under increasing pressure from a large section of the party’s membership to step down from office.
McAllister was one of the busy campaigners at the last elections, but was surprisingly left off of the party’s parliamentary list.
In the past few months, several members of the PNC Reforms Executive Committee have been complaining bitterly about Mr. Granger’s unilateral decision on several issues that should first be taken before the party’s executive.