The People’s Partnership rode into government on a monster tide about good will. For those with reservations of the politics of the UNC, the inclusion and involvement of the COP and MSJ secured an element of trust that they would indeed act as the conscience of the Government and serve as a protective mechanism for the people.
This unfortunately has not been the case.
The People’s Partnership’s multiple self-made missteps have caused citizens to view their every move with suspicion and fear as to the true intention and effect of their actions.
It is not surprising then that this latest move by Kamla Persad-Bissessar to change the system of voting when they are almost out of office has raised red flags.
Why now? Why the rush to usher in this major change? History has made me wary, with all trust and respect eroded.
I propose in the same vein that at this 99th hour no by-election can be held for D’Abadie/ O’Meara, no major changes affecting our Constitution be made, until a government with a fresh mandate is voted in.