Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Warner challenges Ameen to debate; calls on her to quit as chair of regional corporation

 Khadijah Ameen says she is not afraid to debate Jack Warner but added that she focus is not to engage the former MP but to meet the people and the community organisations that are working among constituents of Chaguanas West.

She was responding to a challenge by Warner to a public debate in the final week of the campaign prior to the July 29 bye election.

“Let me see if the Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar can help her then,” Warner told supporters at a meeting Monday night. 
Warner accused the UNC candidate for the Chaguanas West byelection of holding on to the "coattails" of the PM and challenged her to walk in the constituency without her leader.

He also told Ameen she should resign her seat as Chair of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation. Ameen is an elected local government councillor and chairs the regional corporation. 

Her term as councillor ends automatically when the statutory life of the council ends. However, since she holds an administrative position she would stay in that post until Local Government Elections are held.

Local Government Elections are constitutionally due 90 days after the local government bodies are dissolved in July 26. That means the latest date for the election is October 26, 2013. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has always said she would hold elections when they are due.
Jack Warner walks through Chaguanas on Nomination Day  
Warner also gave supporters an update on the membership of his new Independent Liberal Party (ILP). He said so far 7,166 have joined the party from different parts of the country including Laventille, Moruga and Cedros. He predicted that by July 29 the ILP would have 50,000 members.

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