PNM under new management says Rowley
By COREY CONNELLY Sunday, October 20 2013
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PNM supporters at the party's local government rally at Eddie Hart grounds in Tacarigua. ...
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley yesterday re-asserted his position as the new PNM political leader, saying the party now had a new dispensation to take Trinidad and Tobago into the future.
Addressing supporters at the Eddie Hart Grounds in Tacarigua during the PNM’s final rally ahead of tomorrow’s local government election, Rowley declared the party was now “open for business.”
“We are under new management and the 14 corporations will be under new management come Monday morning,” he said.
Part of the new dispensation, he said, would involve the eradication of poverty and disillusionment in the society.
“Many are fighting to make ends meet and those who fail to make life make life harder for you,” he said, in an allusion to representatives who do not heed the cries of the people.
Rowley said the PNM was up to the challenge.
“The PNM is up to the test. We are under new management and we will not rest until our work is done,” he said.
Saying that the party was committed to relieving the ills and concerns of all of the country’s 1.3 million people, Rowley said the PNM will also devise means to create equality of opportunity for all.
“Every creed and race must find an equal place...from Cedros to Charlotteville...” he said.
Admitting that his best efforts in public life did not always meet expectations, Rowley pledged to work tirelessly to minimise crime and inequality.
“I may not be able to solve every problem that you face or wipe away every tear from your eyes, but I will work more than 24 hours a day to get rid of crime and inequality,” he said.
Staying on crime, Rowley told supporters on election day they should reject everything that is “inept, spiteful and corrupt.”
He said outside of fighting violent crime “with drug dealers, in the streets and “in the waters around us,” the PNM will also focus on white-collar crime “in the bank accounts.”