REFORM Chairmanbacking Hoyte for leader
Stabroek News
August 10, 2002

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The chairman of the REFORM component of the opposition People’s National Congress/R, Jerome Khan is backing Desmond Hoyte and Robert Corbin in the party’s upcoming elections for Leader and Chairman respectively.

As for attorney-at-law Raphael Trotman, who is contesting both posts at the PNC/R’s congress he will have to bide his time because “at this juncture of the party and the country the current holders of the posts of leader and chairman of the PNC are the right persons to retain their positions...”

The REFORM members are not eligible to vote in the elections, but have been invited to attend the congress.

Khan is the guest on the Demico House-sponsored half hour interview programme...One on One be broadcast on GTV 11 tomorrow night at 8 p.m.

According to Khan, Hoyte could be described as an old man with young ideas, while President Bharrat Jagdeo is a young man with old ideas.

He dismissed claims that the PNC at the level of its executive and parliamentary representatives is a race-based party, emphasising that members of the REFORM grouping are always treated equally and with respect while interacting with members of the PNC.

“If I find any evidence of racism including the deliberate targeting of any racial group... I will resign immediately from the alliance...” the chairman of REFORM added. During the interview Khan said for Guyana to move forward there must be some form of executive power sharing. He also spoke about the dialogue, the absence of the PNC REFORM from the National Assembly sessions and inclusive governance.