Independent Liberal Party the ‘dawn of a new error’
Within recent times, our political landscape in T&T took an interesting turn. This is perhaps the most feverishly contested local government elections in this country’s history.
I heard the Prime Minister say that when there is a split in the vote by a third party, the PNM always wins and I must say I agree with this 100 per cent. For any right-minded citizens who possess the ability to reflect on the history of our local politics, one would see that on several occasions where the votes were split the PNM always won.
From the ONR to the NAR to as recently as the UNC/COP split in 2007, the PNM did not even get 50 per cent of the votes in the election but they walked comfortably into office.
That being said, I have noticed a most dangerous development in our local politics. The Jack Warner- led ILP has been subjected to a mound of allegations with respect a few of their candidates and party officials being involved in criminal activity or questionable behaviour. The most recent being Anna Deonarine, being shown up for her Range Rover ‘racket’. What is more troubling is that Mr Warner defends these “criminals” without doing the right thing and asking them to step aside.
This in my view is a serious indictment on the ILP who sees themselves as an alternative government.
Two months ago, when this party was fresh on the scene, people gravitated towards it in hopes of a “dawn of a new era”. However, it would appear that they have instead received the “dawn of a new ERROR”.
I myself thought about joining the party but after seeing the kind of people Mr Warner has chosen to seek public office I have changed my mind. I am no criminal nor do I wish to associate with them.