Friday 24 January, 2020

Watch: PNM supporters frustrated, says winning UNC candidate

The former PNM stronghold of Marabella South/Vistabella will now look to winning UNC candidate Marcus Girdharrie to help them resolve issues within their electoral district.

(Video produced by Winston Sobers)

Speaking to Loop News at UNC headquarters after hearing of his victory at the polls, Girdharrie said based on his walkabouts and speaking with people of the area, it appears that PNM supporters are frustrated that their needs are not being met.

“They are frustrated with the complacency, there is nothing being done…it’s just doom and gloom in their sights,” he said.

Girdharrie said it was a ‘hard fight’ as the incumbent councillor had previously served two terms, but said he is willing to take on the challenge and serve the people of his community.

The UNC made inroads into former PNM territory, winning three of nine seats, which had formerly been PNM areas. 

The UNC declared victory for Les Efforts West/La Romaine, which was won by Rishi Balramsingh, Marabella South/Vistabella, which goes to Girdharrie and Marabella East which was won by Kern Ramdin.

PNM remains in control of Cocoyea/Tarouba (Teresa Lynch), Les Efforts East/Cipero (Riyaad Hosein), Marabella West (Michael Johnson), Mon Repos/Navet (Nigel Couttier), Pleasantville (Robert Parris), and Springvale/Paradise (Naigum Joseph). 

UNC Chairman David Lee said to Loop News that the results were indicative of the hard work that the party has been doing.

“It has borne fruit with the victory we saw in the San Fernando Corporation…it sends a message to the people that the people of San Fernando are fed up of the PNM."

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