The first session on the third day of the Congress was chaired by Central Executive member and Chairman of Region #4 Democratic Council, Mr. Clement Corlette. This session dealt with the election of Leader, Chairman, Vice Chairpersons, Treasurer and members of the Central Executive Committee for the next biennium under the supervision of the Returning Officer, Mr. Michael Somersall and other members of his team.
The official results were declared during the second session by the Returning Officer. These are:
Leader: Brigadier David Granger, MSS, MP
Chairman: Mr. Basil Williams, MP
Vice Chairpersons: Ms. Volda Lawrence, MP and Dr. George Norton, MP
Treasurer: Mr. Ronald Bulkan, MP
Central Executive Members: The voting was done but the results will be declared at a later time.
Ten more members of the Central Executive will be co-opted five by the Party Leader and five by the Central Executive Committee respectively and this is likely to be done when the Executive holds its first formal meeting. Each of the Regions is entitled to elect one representative to sit on this body, the highest authority of the Party after the General Council which meets quarterly.
After the results were declared, the newly elected Leader of the PNCR Brigadier David Granger, MP made reference to Ecclesiastes 3, “A time for everything…” he told the Delegates and Observers that this is a time for building and a time for embracing. He noted that there is much work to be done.
The Leader thanked Mr. Robert Corbin for:
1. His years of stewardship as Party Leader.
2. Deciding not to run as the Presidential Candidate in the last elections.
3. For initiating the Primaries.
4. The formation of APNU.
He further indicated that as a result of Mr. Corbin’s work, we now have the Chairmanship of APNU, the Leader of the Opposition and now the Leader of the PNCR.
He thanked all those who worked assiduously to make this Congress a success and invited Mr. Carl Greenidge to join him in efforts to strengthen the unity of the Party.
People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Monday 30th July 2012