It’s a question that has been frequently asked within the last few months, and especially after Monday’s Chaguanas West Bye-election, in which Mr. Warner received 12,642 votes, making history as the first candidate in this country, to contest and win a constituency bye-election against his own party.
Mr. Warner won the election under his recently formed Independent Liberal Party.
His former United National Congress party, with candidate Khadijah Ameen, received 5,126 votes.
422 votes went to Avinash Singh of the People’s National Movement.
11 votes went to Kirk Meighoo of the Democratic National Assembly.
11 also went to Oliver Norman of the National Coalition for Transformation.
Mr. Warner says he intends to build his new party to ensure that all of Trinidad and Tobago is touched by the Independent Liberal Party.
He said he was not surprised by his resounding victory at the polls, as his track record of service to the people of Chaguanas West speaks for itself.
Although he related that he could not understand why over 5000 people overlooked his representation.