Hours after she was rejected by the party she was faithful to, incumbent People's National Movement Toco-Sangre Grande MP Glenda Jennings-Smith posted a message on social media that one man planned a conspiracy to remove her remove and her story will be told.
“Thanks everyone. Especially Rohan. I am out. But I am not done when one man can plan a conspiracy to remove an incumbent. My story will be told,” Jennings-Smith wrote on Facebook Friday after being replaced by former West Indies and T&T cricketer Mervyn Dillon.
In response to the post, however, Sinanan, a PNM deputy political leader, said, “I am bounded by their decision. I have nothing personally against any candidate. I have not been promoting any individual candidate.”
He said a lot of people feel that he had influence in selecting the Toco-Sangre Grande candidate but this was not true.
“I particularly try to stay out of this,” Sinanan said, noting he shares a close relationship with Jennings-Smith.
“At no point in time Glenda and I have been at loggerheads. As a matter of fact, I was very instrumental in bringing Glenda forward to offer herself as a candidate in the 2015 general elections. At the end of the day I think Glenda would have done a very good job. At this time the party did not select her.”
Asked if he tried to undermine Jennings-Smith, Sinanan said he had no reason to.
“I did not seek any nomination for any constituency.”
Calls and text messages to Jennings-Smith’s cellphone went unanswered Friday.