Seven representatives of the People’s National Movement will visit the Elections and Boundaries Commission on Wednesday to discuss upcoming elections.
Speaking at the post general council press conference yesterday, PNM chairman Colm Imbert said the contingent included himself, MPs Randall Mitchell and Camille Robinson-Regis, senators Rohan Sinanan and Foster Cummings, chairman of the PNM Tobago Council, Stanford Callender, and IT specialist Jesse Williams.
“We will be speaking to the Elections and Boundaries Commission about the two upcoming elections – the local government election which is due at the end of this year, and the general election, which is due in September of 2020. Just elections matters generally to discuss wit them some issues we may have and also talk about their readiness and their state of preparedness for those elections.”
He also said PNM leader Dr Keith Rowley called for nominations for St Augustine, Point-a-Pierre, Toco/Manzanilla, Barataria/ San Juan, and Chaguanas East general election seats which are marginals. Constituency nominations would begin immediately and end in July 12.
Although previously stated, Imbert added that the PNM was inviting nominations for the Local Government Election in all districts of TT, about 130. Nominations would close on June 30 and screening would begin in July.
General secretary Foster Cummings reminded the media that the party’s family day would be held at the Phase Six recreation grounds, La Horquetta on July 14.
He also announced that the party officially launched its “buy a brick” fundraising initiative. “Members of the public and party supporters will be able to make their contributions towards the cost of the construction by purchasing a brick which cost $10.”
Imbert added that the initiative would be taken throughout the country and it would help complete the party headquarters which was being funded solely through donations.