by Denis Chabrol (Demerara Waves) Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Aubrey Norton said the No Confidence Motion (NCM) filed against him in the name of the Florida Chapter is not valid because that group did not meet and that a party leader could only be removed by a Congress.
“The party group in Florida never met and passed any no-confidence motion… so it does appear to me that it is a public relations stunt,” he told a news conference. He added that there was no quorum of a minimum of seven members.
Mr Norton’s reaction to the now almost one-week old NCM that was moved by Florida Chapter Chairman John Yates, seconded by Lawrence ‘Larry’ London, was passed through the North American Region (NAR) and circulated to the Central Executive for consideration. The Leader said Mr Yates and Mr London are “linked to certain sections in the party for the want of a better word and they have a right to do that but if it is to occur, it should occur within the party rules,” he said. The PNCR Leader indicated that he could only be removed constitutionally at a Special Congress which could be called by two-thirds of the party’s groups and an election is held at that decision-making forum.