As an Independent Candidate vying for one of three UNC Deputy Political Leader positions, I am appealing to my UNC family and candidates to let good sense prevail as the Internal Election campaign heats up.
Over the past few days I have noted that the social media campaign by candidates and supporters has become very vicious with an increase in character assassinations by the use of pictures which are posted for public comment. Another disturbing trend is that of other public officials such as Chairmen and Councillors of Local Government mounting the platforms of slates and bashing individuals who are not supporting that particular slate.
I am of the opinion that the democratic process of ‘one man one vote’ must be allowed to take place and candidates should not be persecuted for choosing to run as independents or part of a slate.
After the elections, members of losing slates must stay in the party just as the winners should be congratulated and given due respect. We must continue as a united force to beat the PNM as they are the real enemies.
MP Ramona Ramdial