Friday, January 25, 2013

Tobago voted on fear, not race: PM Kamla

PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar in Tobago Thursday
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar told reporters on Thursday no one should try to belittle the democratic decision and right of the people of Tobago to elect the People's National Movement (PNM) in Monday's election.

She was speaking with reporters following the formal inauguration of the 9th Tobago House of Assembly in Tobago. The PNM won all 12 seats in the election, a gain of four from the previous assembly.

She also said it is her view that people chose the PNM out of fear, not race.

"I believe that they chose that team (PNM) because they felt that team was best able to run the THA and to develop Tobago," Persad- Bissessar said.

PM and Ashworth Jack Thursday

She also commented on the views expressed by many that the Tobago Organisation nof the People lost the election because she was too visible and caused the TOP leader to appear to be subordinate to her.

"I was invited by our partner Mr Ashworth Jack, and based on that I came here on his invitation," Persad-Bissessar said.

She also said she would be happy to meet with Chief Secretary Orville London and added that with no opposition in the assembly London's would have to be extra vigilant with respect to accountability.

"I trust that Mr London would have put his shoulder to the wheel, to try to ensure there is accountability and transparency in the spending of taxpayers dollars," she said.

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