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The People s Partnership s selection
of a candidate for the Tunapuna seat
is still up in the air as the United
National Congress (UNC) and Con-
gress of the People (COP) are yet to
agree on the candidate and which
party will contest the constituency.
Party insiders told the Sunday
Guardian that there was uncertainty
in the UNC over which candidate
should be given the seat to contest on
The COP s Winston Dookeran is the
incumbent MP for Tunapuna.
Party insiders said former PNM ener-
gy minister Conrad Enill, whose can-
didacy is being vigorously backed by
UNC deputy political leader Dr Roodal
Moonilal, has been named as a strong
contender for the seat. Party financiers,
however, have strongly objected to Enill
because of his affiliation with the PNM.
According to party insiders, former
UNC councillor, co-ordinator for the
Tunapuna constituency, and Nipdec
chairman Hamlyn Jailal is also a
favourite for the seat, having worked
on the grounds in the constituency for
UNC interim chairman and member
of the screening committee Khadijah
Ameen, when contacted yesterday,
denied that any turmoil existed within
the party over the constituency.
"The screening committee has not
called the nominees for Tunapuna so
that renders that question mute. A
number of persons have offered their
nominations, I would not be able to
give you details in terms of the number
of persons or who they are," she said.
Enill, in a brief telephone interview,
expressed surprise that his name has
surfaced again. Earlier this year, the
Sunday Guardian exclusively reported
that he was being sought to contest a
seat on a UNC ticket.
When asked if he would accept the
seat if approached Enill said, "I don t
know. That is a very interesting ques-
tion, let me get back to you."
Pressed on whether he is still a mem-
ber of the PNM, Enill repeated, "Let
me get back to you."
While Enill skirted around the UNC
candidacy and his PNM membership,
the PNM s general secretary Ashton
Ford said Enill remained a PNM mem-
ber "as far as I know."
"He has not been active. We have
been hearing about his association with
the UNC for quite some time now. He
has not resigned," Ford said.
Calls to Jailal s cellphone went unan-
Ameen said they were still negoti-
ating for the Tunapuna seat.
Ameen also said that the party s
national executive has waived the pro-
vision in the UNC s constitution that
required a candidate to have at least
one year membership with the party
in order to be considered for a seat.
She said that the provision was
waived in 2010 when the partnership
was formed and later in 2013 for the
local government elections.
..but financiers not in favour
Enill for Tunapuna
United National Congress can-
didate for Toco/Sangre Grande
Brent Sancho has promised con-
stituents a football stadium esti-
mated to cost between $30 m to
$40 m, which Cabinet has already
Sancho made the announce-
ment to a small group of party
supporters at the launch of his
campaign at Paul Street, Sangre
Grande, on Friday.
Addressing supporters, Sancho
vowed to make the constituency
the envy of T&T with his plans,
programmes and vision.
Speaking to reporters after his
address, the Sport Minister said
construction of the 4,000 seating
capacity stadium would begin by
month s end and completed in
Sancho said the stadium would
be equipped with shops, gymna-
sium, restaurants, an artificial pitch
surface, and designed to hold inter-
national football matches.
He described his candidacy as
the biggest football match he will
ever play. Sancho urged supporters
to take their positions on the field,
as he faces his main opponent
Glenda Jennings-Smith of the
"Let us not take this lightly. We
need to be strong because the
PNM propaganda machinery is
busy at work. Brent Sancho is not
about mudslinging and mauve-
lange behaviour on no platform.
Brent Sancho is about taking pol-
itics and campaigning to a higher
level. It would not be an easy fight
though... and we must come
together and bring that march to
Among those who came to sup-
port Sancho was his father, as well
as his friend and footballer Stern
Sancho launches campaign
A supporter shakes the hand of UNC Toco/Sangre Grande candidate Brent
Sancho at his campaign launch at Paul Street, Sangre Grande, on Friday.
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