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Tuesday 4 August, 2020

NNV leader Fuad Abu Bakr intends to contest PoS South seat

New National Vision (NNV) political leader, Fuad Abu Bakr speaks at a media conference on June 6, 2020.

New National Vision (NNV) political leader, Fuad Abu Bakr speaks at a media conference on June 6, 2020.

New National Vision (NNV) political leader Fuad Abu Bakr has signalled his intention to contest the Port-of-Spain South seat in the upcoming general election.

He made the comment while speaking at a media conference at the Kwame Ture Educational Centre in Laventille on Monday to address his arrest during protest actions in East Port of Spain.

Abu Bakr claimed he was the candidate of choice by the People's National Movement (PNM), but he was "kicked out."

He said the PNM's candidate, attorney Keith Scotland, "will be on the losing end of a battle for Port-of-Spain South."

"Yes, I am. Most definitely, I was the choice by the PNM until they kicked me out. With my kicking out, they kicked out the people of Port of Spain South. I represent Port of Spain South. I walked straight through Port of Spain that day and we are going to walk through Port of Spain in unity together," he said.

The NNV leader added that the party intends to contest 21 seats.

However, he said he will not reveal the names of the candidates to the public just yet.

"Not yet. I plan to protect my candidates for as long as possible."

Abu Bakr added that the party is working with candidates from other independent parties, including Errol Fabien.

"We have always said 21, tentatively. We are going to work and focus night and day for the next 33 to 34 days.”

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