AFC nominates Nagamootoo to newly created post, Elder Statesman/Political Advisor
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo by unanimous approval of the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) National Conference, has been appointed to the newly created position of Elder Statesman/Political Advisor.
According to the party, the position has no term limit and Nagamootoo will serve on the party’s Management Committee as a full voting member.
Nagamootoo had been nominated to contest the positions of Leader, Chairman and Vice Chairman but withdrew his candidacy on the eve of the elections citing the need to “make space in the party leadership for a new generation of leaders”.
However, he did contest for a position on the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and according to the party received resounding support coming in second with 104 votes among the 12 elected members of the NEC.
Nagamootoo joined the AFC in 2011 and in 2015 was elected Prime Minister under the APNU+AFC Coalition.
He was the AFC’s incumbent Vice Chairman but did not seek re-election. He took over the Vice Chairmanship of the party in 2011 following the passing of Co-Founder Leader Sheila Holder and also served as Acting Chairman since April 2016 when then substantive Chairman Nigel Hughes resigned.