out: Nalini Dial
Nalini quits COP Lopinot executive
Controversial animal activist and Congress of the People member Nalini Dial has resigned from her position as an executive member of the Lopinot/Bon Air West interim constituency committee.
Speaking to the Express by telephone yesterday, Dial said someone calling on behalf of Member of Parliament for the area Dr Lincoln Douglas had asked her to resign, ostensibly because of comments she made about San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray's daughter's disappearance on social networking site Facebook.
Dial said she will no longer have any official post within the party, but will be a "rank and file member".
Dial said she objected to the committee's plans to have Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner as a motivational speaker at a committee bye-election meeting.
"I raised objections because it would have been a COP event and Warner (is the UNC chairman)," she said.
She said she received a phone call on behalf of Douglas telling her she was "hampering the progress of the committee".
Dial said she resigned because of his comments and so she could distance herself from him.
But she said she will remain a COP loyalist.