Pictured: Brian Manning (left) with former US President Barack Obama. Photo via Instagram, Brian Manning.
Ready to serve!
Brian Manning says he is "humbled" and "inspired" by the decision of the screening committee of the People’s National Movement (PNM) to select him as the next candidate to represent the party in the constituency of San Fernando East.
Manning, the son of former Prime Minister Patrick Manning will contest the seat, which his father held for 44 years.
In a Facebook on Monday, he thanked the Chairman and the members San Fernando East Executive for their support.
"The people of San Fernando East, regardless of political affiliation, mean the world to me. You have been my extended family and played a significant role in shaping who I am. I am committed to serving you, working with you and representing you."
Special thanks to the Chairman and members of the San Fernando East Executive for your strength and support. I look forward to working with all of you towards our common goal of improving the quality of life for all."
He also thanked outgoing MP San Fernando East Randall Mitchell for his service to the constituency.
"Thank you also to the current Member of Parliament, Randall Mitchell, for his service to the constituency."
Manning also committed to serving the people of San Fernando, during what he said are "challenging times."
"To say these are challenging times is an understatement, and I therefore commit to working with all stakeholders as we navigate the uncertainty ahead. I am confident we can overcome anything with wisdom, creativity and resilience. With the support of our party’s Political Leader and Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, and the rest of my colleagues, I am ready to serve you."
Manning was given the nod to contest the seat in the upcoming general election after appearing before the PNM Screening Committee led by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Saturday.
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