The Peoples Progressive Party has elected their new executive committee and at the helm in the position of General Secretary is Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo.
Jagdeo now replaces, Clement Rohee, who opted not to run in today’s election but instead nominated and backed “a younger candidate”, Dr Frank Anthony.
Dr Anthony in the race for General Secretary would have reportedly secured 11 of the 35 votes needed to win the post.
“In my view I thought it would be better for me as an older person to step aside and give a younger person an opportunity to be the General Secretary of the Party” Rohee said.
Rohee has described Dr Anthony as having a freshness about him and the fact that he would have garnered the second highest votes at the Congress in December were some of the reason why he nominated him for the post.