In a 15-page statement in which he outlines his professional and political background he says that the group is called Good Governance Watch. Maharaj says it's a citizens' group and that people want him to be a part of it.
"Over the last few months I have had representation from all walks of life to consider getting involved in a Movement to protect and safeguard the rights of the people.
"It has been suggested to me that groups of persons are in the process of forming an organization called Good Governance Watch and I have been approached to be part of the Group.
"I am told it is not a political party but a non-governmental organization committed to safeguard democracy, promote openness, transparency and accountability of government and to safeguard the human and fundamental rights of Trinidad and Tobago.
"I am giving consideration to that request," Maharaj declares in his statement.
He says he is "very concerned" about Trinidad and Tobago and is urging all citizens "who love Trinidad and Tobago and who would want to have a future for future generations to be vigilant to protect our nation".
The statement adds, "I urge our young people to get involved as our country is in crisis and the population would need the assistance of the young people of our country to rescue it from falling into the precipice."