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Roberts on 2015 Election: I will blow out any PNM

Published: 
Sunday, January 12, 2014
D’abadie/O’Meara MP Anil Roberts greets a resident during his walk-a-bout in Carapo, yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ

Sports Minister Anil Roberts says he is unsure of contesting the D’Abadie/O’Meara seat for the 2015 general election. However, Roberts said if Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar selects him to contest the seat, he would topple his opponent. Roberts said he heard the PNM plans to put up Camille Robinson-Regis to win the seat, which was once a PNM stronghold. “I don’t even know if I want to go back up. I don’t know what will happen. That is a long way away. When election comes, we will fight that.”

 

 

However, he said if he is given the nod to run for the seat: “I would blow out any PNM. They are shattered.” Roberts, who was with his wife Shandell, spoke to the media yesterday during a walk in Carapo. Carapo is a crime hot spot in his constituency, he said. Many of the residents Roberts spoke to complained about poor drains, crime, unpaved roads, and not having a regular supply of pipe-borne water.