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—as PNCR settles post of second Vice Chairman
Opposition Chief Whip Christopher Jones, on Wednesday, announced that he will be stepping aside to allow for his colleague Vinceroy Jordan to take up of Vice Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR).
At the end of PNCR’s Biennial Elections last December, Jones and Jordan obtained an equal number of votes for the position of 2ND Vice-Chairperson.
“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 PNCR into the future,” Jones said while noting that he has informed the Leadership of the PNCR of his intention to step aside and allow for Jordan to take up the post.
The Opposition Chief Whip said he arrived at the decision after extensive discussions with the party’s leadership, and has every confidence in Jordan’s ability to advance the party’s development agenda.
“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,” Jones said.
However, while Jones will not serve as 2ND Vice Chairman, he will remain Executive Member of the Central Executive Committee of the PNCR.
“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,” he said.