You are here
Jack on local elections: PNM ‘fear campaign’ won’t work in Trinidad
No PNM fear campaign will catch hold in Trinidad for the upcoming local government elections, says UNC chairman Jack Warner. He was speaking with the media yesterday at his Chaguanas West constituency offices at Caroni Savannah Road. Warner, who also celebrated his birthday yesterday, took time off from attending to the needs of over 300 people who had come from as far as Laventille seeking his assistance.
Warner said the UNC will sit and discuss strategies for local government at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, and analyse the outcome of the elections in Tobago and see if there were any other reasons to explain what led to the PNM taking all 12 seats in the Tobago House of Assembly.
He said the party would then make an official statement afterwards. Warner said local government elections were, at most, six months away. He said the PNM would not be allowed to inject a fear campaign based on race into the upcoming elections.
However, Warner said he believes that Trinidadians are more mature voters who contemplate the issues facing the country when they cast ballots. Warner said the PP was planning an intense campaign and is even hoping to make inroads into opposition turf.
70th birthday wish: To see T&T safer, more secure
Speaking of security issues for Carnival, Warner said he held discussions with the Commissioner of Police, who assured that citizens as well as tourists can be assured of a crime-free Carnival. Warner said security was the number-one priority and assured that there would be adequate police at major events. “There will be no cause for worry and security and safety of the country are in good hands.”
Warner said he chose to spend his 70th birthday in a low-keyed manner, doing what he loves most—“serving the people.” “I have been here from 2 am and I have listened to the cries of 300 people,” Warner said. He added that his birthday wish was to see T&T become safer, more secure than ever and crime-free.
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff. Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Please help us keep out site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option.
Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.