The Opposition has today requested the Government to consider Mr Israel Khan, Senior Counsel, for President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Yesterday, we indicated our non-support for Ms Kangaloo on the basis, inter alia, that as a sitting PNM politician under the hand of the Prime Minister, serious issues would arise about apparent bias in decision-making. We stated our willingness to work towards a consensus nominee.
To this end, we have proposed that Mr Khan be considered as the nominee for President.
Given Mr Khan’s fiercely independent track record, significant experience within the legal fraternity as well as his dynamic contributions to our national development, we are of the view that he is a suitable candidate for this distinguished office.