Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ILP slate unopposed

A slate submitted by Independent Liberal Party (ILP) leader, Jack Warner, for that party’s internal elections has gone unopposed, casting uncertainty on whether the polls will open on June 29 as planned.

The Express understands that no ojne has chosen to go up against Warner’s slate, which was submitted yesterday for the party’s nomination day exercise at its Port of Spain base.

The submissions were Jack Warner for chairman, Rosanna Sookdeo for vice- chairman, Ricardo Lee Sing for Education and Training, Amarnath Jagassar for Elections Officer, Janelle Sebastien for Gender Affairs Officer, Dominic Romain for Party Organiser, Dayne Francois for Policy and Strategy Officer and Danan Singh for Public Relations Officer.

In a media statement yesterday, Warner said he had looked “within and without” the party and that the time had come for “serious introspection, unbiased and objective” at this point in the national development.

Warner said it was time to do the things that needed to be done to ensure that the ILP is a serious political contender in the next general election in 2015.

He said although the party’s time has been short, its achievements are notable and include a National Consultation radio programme, and a fortnightly community meeting.

“Today, through the slate I am submitting for the party’s internal election, if supported by the Party’s rank and file, it will be another landmark decision on the road to government in 2015,” Warner said.

“It is therefore against this background, members, supporters, friends and well wishers that I do solicit your support and understanding.”

—Kim Boodram