Monday, December 19, 2011

Protest erups over Aubrey Norton's exclusion from APNU list of parliamentarians

Thirty five APNU activists from Linden and Plaisance threatened to pull out from organizing an APNU 'Thank You' and also picket the event tomorrow in the bauxite mining town over that party's snubbing of long-time Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) member, Aubrey Norton from its list of 26 parliamentarians to sit in the 65 seat National Assembly.
Norton is expected to be summoned to a meeting later today to discuss his exclusion following the protest.

A usually reliable source at Congress Place revealed that APNU Chairman, David Granger and APNU Vice Chairman Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine agreed to hold talks with Norton after a more than two-hour meeting with disgruntled pro-Norton supporters yesterday.
The source said Norton is expected to meet with the full selection panel comprised of Granger, Roopnaraine, PNCR Leader, Robert Corbin; Leader of the National Front Alliance, Keith Scott and Representative of APNU's list, Cammmie Ramsaroop.

No specific explanation was given for Norton's exclusion but it we learnt that Corbin might have had a major hand in Norton's exclusion because of a major fall-out some years ago over the transparency of internal elections.

1 comment:

  1. Well a lot more is gonna happen within this party now seen that some of their oldest members have been exclude from parliament.