OPPOSITION Leader Dr Keith Rowley is today expected to call on citizens to insist on the removal of National Security Minister Jack Warner from Government.
Rowley will address a news conference at 11 a.m. at the People's National Movement (PNM) headquarters at Balisier House, Port of Spain, which will focus on a resolution passed by the party's general council yesterday to call for Warner's removal.
The resolution cites an alleged bribes-for-votes scandal while Warner was a vice-president of FIFA, the world governing body for football.
Warner resigned from the position.
Warner's FIFA ally Mohamed Bin Hamman faced a lifetime ban imposed by FIF , but this ban was lifted last week when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), deemed that evidence against Bin Hamman was insufficient.
Warner later claimed vindication despite being mentioned briefly in the report and not being the subject of the report.
The PNM's resolution cites the CAS report as saying Warner was an unreliable witness who practised an "economy with the truth".
The resolution also pulls from the CAS report that "Mr Warner was a central figure in the distribution of cash 'gifts' to delegates of the Caribbean Football Union, in breach of FIFA's rules".
Senator Fitzgerald Hinds said yesterday the PNM saw Warner's continued place in Government as a threat to the stability and democracy of this country that was "as serious as July 27".
Hinds was referring to the July 27, 1990 attempted coup in the country.
The citizens of the country must insist on Warner's removal, he said.
Rowley has spoken against Warner's appointment as National Security Minister, and before that, Works Minister.
Hinds said this latest protest by the PNM comes not from an individual but from the central executive.
Speaking also on a protest staged by members of the Diego Martin Central Youth League at Balisier House yesterday, Hinds said claims by the group that it was being pushed out of the party must be solved internally.
Youth League chairman Mikhail Garcia said attempts were being made from within the Diego Martin Central executive to muzzle the youth league and remove its members.
Garcia said calls to the central executive have been ignored.
Hinds said yesterday the central executive has taken the decision that the matter must be resolved between the two bodies.