The People’s National Movement is today declaring victory for the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation tie with the United National Congress.
Speaking with members of the media this morning at Balisier House on Tranquillity Street, Port of Spain, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs, Franklin Khan said in light of the 4-4 tie with PNM and UNC, provisions to select a Chairman can only be settled until a new council is sworn in.
Minister Khan said the selection process for choosing a new Chairman was done away with under the last administration, thus making the process a bit tedious.
However Minister Khan said Mr. Terry Martin Rondon will remain as Chairman for the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation
Giving a breakdown of which party will be represented in the corporation; Minister Khan said there will be four UNC and four PNM councillors and two PNM, two UNC Aldermen.
Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs, Franklin Khan
However in an immediate response the United National Congress tells the People’s National Movement it shouldn’t rush to declare a victory in Sangre Grande.
Deputy Political Leader, Khadijah Ameen tells News Power Now that both parties should wait on the Election and Boundaries Commission.
She also sought to clear the air on the selection process for a Chairman of a corporation.
UNC Deputy Political Leader, Khadijah Ameen.