‘Walton throws hat in the ring’

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…says willing to serve if  PNCR members say so

Opposition Member of Parliament and Member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amanza Walton-Desir said she would be more than happy to serve her party at the executive level, should she be nominated ahead of the much anticipated Biennial Congress.

Former Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Holland is among persons, who have been publicly lobbying for Walton-Desir – an attorney-at-law – to be elected to serve. “At this point, it is my humble opinion that the PNC needs someone that can really unify the party, stand up to the opposition, lead with integrity, represent youth and women, innovate, can relate to both the young and the old. I have seen her grit and high quality since she embraced the PNCR. I am hoping that Amanza Walton Desir steps up to run for Chair of the party. Leave the Leadership fight to those who are fighting for it. The PNC needs a New Age thinker!” Holland wrote on his Facebook page.

When asked by Village Voice News whether she is prepared to take up such a challenge, Walton-Desir responded in the affirmative but underscored the need for her to first be nominated.

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“Elections begin with nominations, if the members of the PNCR require that I serve our party at the executive level and they nominate me, then I am happy to serve,” she told this publication.

Walton-Desir said her primary focus is to unite the party. “My primary concern is how do we in the PNCR forge a modus vivendi, to unite our party and to harness the best ideas and participation from all quarters to move the PNCR forward, and effectively confront our real political adversary,” she said.

However, while Holland and others are pushing for there to be a new breed of leaders within the PNCR, others have described the younger cohort in the party as “just come.” But Walton-Desir, when asked to respond to such statement, said an organization requires fresh perspectives to grow.

“No, I do not consider me being fresh on the scene, a liability. Some might argue that the fact that I am not mired in the controversies of the past, but enough of a student of history to be guided by its lessons, is actually an advantage,” she posited.

Walton-Desir is Legal Counsel with more than 18 years of experience in the practice of international law, public policy and administration, having served in the Public Service with distinction.



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