Former Prime Minister and Political Leader of the United National Congress, Mr. Basdeo Panday today collected candidacy documents at the Rienzi Complex in Couva. He told the media that he will possibly file nomination papers for either the Siparia seat which is currently occupied by Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar or the Couva North seat.
Today, Mr. Panday said his decision came after hearing the disappointment of the people he coined, “grassroots” who he said have been calling on him to reenter the political arena. He said the UNC as it operates today is nothing like the United National Congress of the past, noting that the suspension of the Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Rowley, from the parliament, was an act of vindictiveness- something he assured would not have been done by the UNC of the past.
Mr. Panday argued that many other acts of vindictiveness have been perpetrated by the People’s Partnership Government during its five year term. He argued that the EMAILGATE issue should be completely investigated and investigations concluded, before any judgments on the matter are made.
Writer: Aba A. Luke