Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley today issued a statement on behalf of the Peoples National Movement, on the passing of former Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago Arthur NR Robinson. The following is his statement -
Our nation started its day with the sad news of the passing of one of our most distinguished citizens. Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson served us with distinction as Trinidad and Tobago's third Prime Minister and subsequently President.
Mr Robinson has left a legacy of leadership which has come to immortalise the words "Attack with full force". Even in the midst of what has become known as one of the darkest periods in our nation's history, he was resolute in his role as leader.
Mr Robinson's love for Trinidad and Tobago was aptly demonstrated through service to this twin island state and a special dedication to Tobago.On behalf of the People's National Movement, in which Mr Robinson served as Deputy Political Leader, I acknowledge his distinguished contribution to this country's development and join the rest of the nation in mourning his loss. The country has indeed lost one of its finest citizens and thus, we are poorer for it, but so much richer for having him as one of us.
Dr Keith Rowley