Basil Williams hints at contesting PNCR chairmanship

first_imgWith just several months left before the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) holds its next party Congress, longstanding member Basil Williams has hinted that he may run again for the chairmanship.Williams, who happens to be the current chairman of the party, told media operatives on Monday that when the time came, he would consider the option of running again for the second highest PNCR office.Current PNCR Chairman Basil Williams“I am servant of the PNC and a servant of my party. They know me. I have been working steadily throughout the years, and me and my comrades… so we don’t think that’s an issue,” he stated.Nevertheless, the current Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister said he was confident of winning the position again, although there have been reports that his performance has been weak.“Our members are very intelligent people and the type of leadership that they require, they know,” he said.Asked if he was confident that he would win the chairmanship again, he said: “I have always been a confident person in my make-up, as a lawyer, as a minister…”There are also reports that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon plans to contest the post in August, when the PNCR will hold their Congress.At the last PNCR Congress, Williams contested the position of Chairman unopposed. Initial reports had indicated that Williams would have been challenged by former party leader Robert Corbin, Minister Volda Lawrence and Lurlene Nestor. However, they all signalled their non-interest.Williams was first appointed PNCR Chairman in 2012 when he first contested the post along with Dr George Norton. That year, he replaced longstanding party member Cammie Ramsaroop as Chair.At the last Congress held in 2016, Dr Norton and Lawrence were also re-elected Vice Chairpersons.last_img read more