Granger elected new PNC Reform Leader
The New Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, retired Brigadier David Granger believes the overwhelming support he received in being voted into office shows that the PNC wants to put aside its problems and refocus on unity.
David Granger won the leadership post in a landslide victory over longtime party member, economist Carl Greenidge. Granger secured 512 delegate votes to Greenidge’s 175. Though he is the first person to be elected leader of the party without serving for an extended period in the party’s executive, Granger believes he will be able to get the job done.
The PNC Reform makes up the largest block of the Opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity. The party remains committed to that partnership which was able to pick up 26 seats in the national assembly at the last elections. Granger was chosen as the Leader of the Opposition just after. He is also the Chairman of the APNU.
Sunday’s elections wrapped up the party’s 17th biennial congress. Attorney Basil Williams is the new party chairman, while fellow members of parliament Volda Lawrence and Dr. George Norton will serve as the vice chairpersons. Businessman and Member of Parliament Ronald Bulkan is the new treasurer of the PNC Reform.