Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Opposition supports Carmona; judge says he'll join "silent vanguard" to benefit society

High Court judge Anthony Carmona spoke briefly Monday night about becoming the next President of Trinidad and Tobago. 

"It begins with the man in the mirror. I feel I can do genuine, honest service to all citizens. I have been in public service all my life," he said on national television.

“When the call came, I felt I had a responsibility to the national community to join the silent vanguard who wants to benefit society,” he added.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar named Carmona Monday as the government candidate for the country's top job after a stressful day of meetings with parliamentarians and Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley. 

The PNM said it is happy with the Government’s choice of Carmona and will second his nomination.

The PNM’s PRO Senator Al-Rawi said the PM kept her promise to advise Rowley of her choice before going public. 

“She did and said the Government would be looking at Carmona. Dr Rowley indicated that Carmona was someone the Opposition would be very happy to support,” Al-Rawi told local media. 

Earlier in the day the PNM expressed disappointment that the government did not accept its candidate and told Persad-Bissessar that they would only support a consensus candidate.

Rowley told national TV he was not surprised to hear that it was Carmona. He said he was pleased with the way things ended.

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