Monday, August 1, 2005
Trinidad's main opposition United national Congress, UNC, is gearing up for its party elections later this year but members have denied rumours its leader basdeo Panday will be ousted. CEO of the party Dr Tim Gopeesingh, confirmed the UNC executive have accepted a recommendation from eight MPs to push back its national executive election.
It's now scheduled for October 2, instead of September 18. Gopeesingh said talk about getting rid of Panday, based on fears Prime Minister Patrick Manning would call a snap election and the UNC, under Panday, would lose, was nothing more than mischief created by people bent on generating confusion in his party.
Gopeesingh said the politics could change in 24 hours and assured that the UNC was ready whenever the Government decided to call an election.