Thursday 1 October, 2020

Abdulah to contest Pointe-a-Pierre seat

File photo.

File photo.

Leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) David Abdulah has announced his intention to contest the Pointe-a-Pierre seat in the upcoming general election.

Abdulah made the announcement at a conference at the party’s San Fernando headquarters on Monday.

The Pointe-a-Pierre seat is currently held by United National Congress (UNC) MP David Lee.

The UNC has not yet conducted screening for the constituency.

The People’s National Movement (PNM) announced in 2019 that it had selected Senator Daniel Dookie to contest the Pointe-a-Pierre.

Abdulah also revealed the names of prospective candidates for three other seats.  

The party has selected postal worker Renee St Rose for Diego Martin Central, trade unionist Ernesto Kesar for Point Fortin and MSJ deputy political leader Radhaka Gualbance for Fyzabad.

The MSJ leader said the party was seeking to bring real political change by offering itself for the upcoming general election.

Meanwhile, MSJ Chairman Gregory Fernandez made it clear that the party would not form any coalition with the PNM or the UNC.

Should the party win seats that decide which party forms the government, Gonzales said it would not join forces with any other political party to get into office.

The party believes it will offer a different type of leadership and effect change.

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