Opposition Chief Whip and longstanding member of the People’s National Congress Reform, Christopher Jones has decided to step aside to make way for his fellow Parliamentarian Vinceroy Jordan to become the second Vice Chairperson of the People’s National Congress Reform.
Jones and Jordan competed for the position at the party’s Congress and Elections last month and emerged with 381 votes each.
The party was still to decide on a way to break the tie.
In a brief statement today, Mr. Jones said he has discussed the matter with the party’s leadership and has advised the leadership that Mr. Jordan should be given the nod.
“The membership at the last congress expressed their confidence in both of our abilities to serve the Party in said position, but in view of the current circumstances I see it fit to make way for young, fresh and vibrant leaders, like Mr. Jordan; to take the PNC/R into the future, I have advised the party’s leadership of my intention to step aside and allow Mr. Jordan to serve as the party’s Vice-Chairman.” Jones said.
Jones remains as an executive member of the PNC after raking in the second-highest number of votes to sit on the party’s Central Executive Committee and has expressed full confidence in Jordan’s ability.
“I am confident in Mr. Jordan’s ability to serve the Party well in this position, and to bring fresh ideas and perspective to the Leadership. I look forward to working with him and by extension the full complement of the Executive, as we move towards the development, advancement and upliftment of our party’s base and the Guyanese people,” Jones said.
Jones’ decision has resulted in the entire top brass of the party being members of the slate of the new party leader, Aubrey Norton.