Wednesday, February 21, 2018

No nominee for President yet by Opposition

The Opposition has not yet taken a decision on whom it will nominate for the presidency of this country, says Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley.

He was speaking yesterday at a press conference at the office of the Parliament where he criticised the Government for failing once again to co-operate with the Opposition on this matter in the interest of the people.

"It would do all of us and would have done all of us, maybe it's not too late...if there could have been collaboration, co-operation with respect to choosing a person to be President of Trinidad and Tobago," said Rowley.

"Clearly the UNC is of the view that it is only what the UNC wants, the UNC gets and they have a majority and they can do what they want. There are other coalition partners who are quite prepared to tag along and watch the UNC deprive us of the benefit of the potential that we have."

The Opposition, he said, by voting for the national budget in 2010, made it clear that it will co-operate with the Government in the interest of the people.

"This Government has spurned that co-operation time and time again and this is just one of those instances and they have the numbers in the Parliament to go and choose somebody for the Parliament, that's what they want to do...the PNM has no control over that."