Who are the members of the People’s National Movement (PNM) who are undermining Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Minister of National Security, Stuart Young?
Are they the supporters of the late Prime Minister Patrick Manning who feel left out of the affairs of the PNM?
Are the the party faithful who feel left out and cast aside since Rowley become Prime Minister? Are they the ones who feel the Prime Minister is beholden to the elite in society?
Young has accused supporters and members of the PNM of attempting to undermine him and Rowley as the party’s internal election draws closer.
Speaking in Belmont on Wednesday night, Young said for the PNM to win the 2019 local government and 2020 general elections, Rowley needed a team he can trust, hence the reason why he carefully hand-selected his slate who would not go against the party or its political leader.
He added, “If our political leader is surrounded by people who he cannot trust and people who are going to undermine him and undermine the party, the PNM will run the risk of losing both elections.”
Ironically, Young is not on Rowley’s slate either.
Young said the next general election will be the mother of all battles for the PNM as they are in an all-out war with the UNC and others.
He pleaded with supporters to put their trust and faith in Rowley, even though some have been, doing all that they can to upset the ship.
In the last few weeks, Young said, he has seen some disappointing behaviour by some supporters and members of the party.
He added, “In fact, I have seen some disappointing behaviour as we sit here tonight because there are persons, right here, in this audience tonight, as we speak, who have been taking to social media in an attempt to undermine me personally… right here.
“That is what our political leader faces.”
“As the people sit here knowing what it is they are doing…. trying to undermine team Red and Ready, you go home and you stay up from now till the 30th and beyond, but team Rowley is going to put resounding licks on those who oppose the leader.”
He insisted that now was not the time to break ranks as everyone in the party needed to go in one direction and be cohesive.