One of the greatest principles which the United National Congress has always practiced and upheld is that of democracy. As a Political Party we have set the standard with our “one man one vote system” which not only gives each member the power to elect their leadership but gives the power for any member to contest the post of leadership.
It is therefore quite alarming that statements are being issued calling on the Leadership which has transformed and rebuilt the United National Congress to not seek Re-election.
As Youth Arm Chairman on behalf of the Executive of the UNC Youth Arm I fully endorse Hon. Kamla Persad Bissessar undertaking her democratic right provided by the Constitution of the UNC to contest the post of Political Leader and being re-elected as our party’s Political Leader.
In 2010 many forms of intimidation were used and created to prevent Hon. Kamla Persad Bissessar from challenging the Status Qou however she stood strong and won. The result of such was a stronger and more unified United National Congress.
Both as Prime Minister and Political Leader the Hon. Kamla Persad Bissessar has given numerous opportunities to young people to serve and become part of the nation building process. She has operated on the theme “ensuring youth are equal partners in national development” .
Therefore the Youth of the United National Congress stand firmly with the Honourable Kamla Persad Bissessar.
Yours in Service,
Youth Arm Chairman
United National Congress.