The e-mail game gripping the nation for the past ten days has revealed the true state of the once great People’s National Movement (PNM). The Opposition Leader’s unpopularity within his party is greater than I believed it to be.
For his MPs and public relations officer to say they supported their
leader with these e-mails shows there could be a serious effort to undermine and remove Dr Keith Rowley from his leadership role.
There is no doubt that there are serious divisions in the PNM, a Rowley
faction and a Manning faction—which I believe is larger—and three years after Dr Rowley came into the leadership role, he has not been able to heal this divide.
The party hierarchy must be looking at this with trepidation, with only two years to go for the general election. They must know that the base is fast eroding and they are nowhere near rebuilding it.
So are Dr Rowley’s days as leader numbered? Time will tell.