...Tells winning PNM candidates ‘be the light’
Gyasi Gonzales firstname.lastname@example.org
POLITICAL Leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley yesterday told successful candidates in the recently concluded local government elections that the only thing expected of them is that they remain normal, decent citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.
Rowley further urged them to desist from stealing to give back to the poor in a bid to make themselves popular and famous.
Dr Rowley was the featured speaker yesterday evening in celebration of the party’s victory in the October 21 local government elections.
The event was held at the Port of Spain Waterfront.
“Put your best foot forward as we will present ourselves as something better, disciplined with morality and we will loudly reject wrongdoing in public office under the slogan that says ‘I believe’,” said Rowley.
He said the party secured over 180,000 votes from the electorate which official figures have pointed to being one of the highest voter turnouts in local government elections.
According to the Elections and Boundaries Commission there was a 43.52 per cent voter turnout.
Speaking to the newly-voted representatives about the task ahead Rowley said, “At the local level that is, the PNM is in control of the largest population of Trinidad and Tobago with regards to their local government affairs.
“Be the light in public administration in Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.