Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday congratulated her “Cabinet colleague and political partner”, Prakash Ramadhar, on his victory in the Congress of the People’s (COP) internal leadership election.
In a statement issued last night, the Prime Minister also congratulated the other candidates in the leadership race—Dr Lincoln Douglas and Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan—“on their participation and work in strengthening their party’s institutions”.
“Today, the COP’s peaceful democratic exercise has consolidated the belief of all partners of the People’s Partnership, and indeed all citizens who looked on with interest, in standing together and providing a strong, compassionate leadership that listens,” said the Prime Minister.
“As partners standing together in Government, I look forward to our continued focus on making our country a great and proud one with our work and commitment to prosperity for all citizens.
“As has been our custom, I trust that the COP will now put aside any differences that may have come about during the campaign, so that we can all continue working towards a successful completion of our first term as the People’s Partnership, and a strong campaign for re-election in 2015,” the Prime Minister stated.