Jack Warner prepares to leave the compound of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's private residence at Philippine, south Trinidad on Sunday, shortly before his resignation as National Security Minister was announced.


Warner quits as UNC chairman

..says he will tell all on Thursday


Jack Warner, who resigned as National Security Minister yesterday, today tendered his resignation as Chairman of the United National Congress.

The Express was told that Warner's resignation from the party position was received by the party's political leader, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar this morning.

In the interim, the UNC's deputy chairman UNC Deputy Chairman Khadijah Ameen will act as party chairman. Warner intends holding a public meeting in his constituency on Thursday in which he plans to tell all about the circumstances surrounding his resignation.

Warner was re-elected Chairman in the UNC's March 24, 2012 executive election. He recieved 12,656 votes - the highest number of votes cast in the election.

Challenger, attorney Ashvani Mahabir polled 656 votes, and Mooniram Heru received 201 votes.

In the 2010 internal election, Warner received 9195 votes, defeating then challenger Vasant Bharath who got 2744 votes.

Warner's resignation as minister came on Sunday, following a meeting with Persad-Bissessar at her Phillipine, south Trinidad home. Persad-Bissessar later announced she had accepted the resignation and had advised President Anthony Carmona to revoke Warner's ministerial appointment.

Warner's resignations have come after the disclosure of the contents of Concacaf's Integrity Committee report last Friday, which detailed allegations of multi million dollar financial mismanagement by Warner and former Concacaf general secretary Chuck Blazer.

Warner remains the Member of Parliament for Chaguanas West, a position that Persad-Bissessar said on Sunday, she cannot take from Warner.

Richard Charan (Multimedia Editor)

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