The Opposition United National Congress (UNC) is looking for new faces to fight the 2020 general elections.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, political leader of the UNC, says she does not intend to go backwards, and in her vision for the UNC, she wants to marry those with solid experience, with those who have new bright and fresh ideas.
She said the UNC will not be going into an alliance with any third party.
Persad-Bissessar said, “we welcome anyone who is willing to work for the people of Trinidad and Tobago and in the interest of Trinidad and Tobago, the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s were very different times to today.”
She said the party needed “new faces, new voices, new strength. We need the young people of our party and of our country to come forward. We are not going backwards.”
Persad-Bissessar said there are those who are looking for a place in the sun, a reference to the party’s political symbol.
She urged supporters in St Joseph on Monday night not to get side-tracked, by the cries of a few who think this party is not united.
Persad-Bissessar said the party was not interested in any alliances, “for those who think we need crutches and props to win, get thee behind me. The UNC can win alone.”
She said some had been “spreading a narrative but I am not falling for third party tricks. You and all your members could fit in one maxi.”