Wednesday, October 28, 2015
PRESS RELEASE :
The President General of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union and Political Leader of the National Solidarity Assembly, Mr. Nirvan Maharaj is calling on the former Prime Minister Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Political Leader of the United National Congress to do the right thing from a moral and ethical perspective and withdraw her quest for continuing leadership of the United National Congress and in the highest tradition of the West Minister System and accepted convention, to immediately resign as the member of Parliament for Siparia.
We do believe that after having lost five (5) elections in a row, reducing her parliamentary majority from twenty-nine (29) seats to eighteen (18) seats, abandoning her supporters in there darkest hour on election night and failing to bring resolution to the issues affecting Ex-employees of Caroni (1975) Limited and Cane Farmers, she has no other choice but to resign from all positions held.
Though the United National Congress internal elections are no longer our business, we do believe as former supporters and foundation members of the party, being one of the children that the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union gave birth to, together with the National Solidarity Assembly, we have a right and a duty to comment on any issues that adversely affect our children.
Though we are charting our own path as the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union and the National Solidarity Assembly, we cannot stand idly and see one of our children destroyed by the megalomaniacal tendencies of a leader seemingly out of touch with reality and suffering from delusions of grandeur.
In the Interest of good governance and strong civil society organisation it is our duty to comment.
ALL TRINIDAD GENERAL WORKERS’ TRADE UNION
NATIONAL SOLIDARITY ASSEMBLY