Two years ago, Dr Rowley convinced Trinidad and Tobago that he could lead our country.
I warned the country that he had no plan and no ideas.
As a former Prime Minister myself, I can tell the nation that the job does not allow you to just fly
off without serious consideration as to what is happening in the country at any given time.
And Dr Rowley would be very aware of the questions he would face from the media, pollsters
and the society on his second anniversary in government.
Well the polls are out, the media are asking questions and the society is speaking out – and as
planned, he is absent.
The Prime Minister has run away.
It was clear to us in the UNC, as it was clear to many of the high ranking members of his own
party, two years ago, that the man lacked the compassion, the leadership skills and the vision to
move the country forward.
Two years later, 75 per cent of the nation thinks the government has failed because of runaway
Two years later, 83 per cent of the country knows that Dr Rowley has chosen to put citizens on
the bread line, by cutting jobs instead of diversifying the economy.
Two years later, our young people are unable to access education because Dr Rowley is closing
Two years later, the cost of living in Trinidad and Tobago has gone up because Dr Rowley added
12.5% vat to thousands of food items, increased gas prices three times in two years and raised
many other taxes.
Two years later, Dr Rowley has taken the country in the wrong direction, because of his own
incompetence as a leader.
And on top of all this the Prime Minister has run away whilst the nation is in crisis.
7 September 2017