Harmon Announces Candidacy for Chairman of PNCR

Joseph Harmon

Stresses that the PNCR is an “Extremely Democratic Party”

GUYANA — Minister of State and executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Joseph Harmon, has announced his candidacy for the position of Chairman of the party.

Elections will be held at Congress in August of this year.

This, according to a Stabroek News report, is seen as politically significant as the chairmanship is presently held by Basil Williams, the current Attorney-General.

The challenge by Harmon, sources were reported as saying, underlines the behind-the-scenes duelling to succeed President David Granger as the candidate for the PNCR/APNU. Harmon is presently the Chairman of APNU.

“The People’s National Congress (Reform) is an extremely democratic Party. What that means is that biannually we have Congress at which all positions of leadership are for voting and that is from Leader right up to the Central Executives of the Party. And that is the democracy, which we practice. And so every member of the Party can aspire to the highest office in our party and like many others, I am a member of the Party of longstanding and therefore have indicated that it is my desire and my interest in putting myself up as a candidate for the Chairmanship of the Party,” Harmon stated.