Saturday 19 September, 2020

COP leader resigns

Congress of the People (COP) leader, Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, has announced her resignation.

According to a statement issued Wednesday (August 12), Seepersad-Bachan said she submitted her resignation as political leader at a special meeting of the executive on Tuesday night.

She said in the interim, the National Council will appoint one of the Deputy Political Leaders to act as Political Leader as per the party's constitution.

'We fought the General Elections 2020 because we firmly believed in the need to strengthen out parliamentary democracy. I am heartened that many constituents understood the importance of the conscience vote.'

She said she was humbled by people who listened and shared their views and concerns in St Augustine. 

'Regardless of their final political choice, they treated me with respect and I could not have asked for more.'

She also thanked COP candidates for their efforts. 

Seepersad-Bachan submitted her candidacy for the St Augustine seat in the 2020 General Election, however the seat was won by the UNC's Khadijah Ameen.

She was elected as COP's political leader in 2017.

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