Recent developments in the UNC will see another 25 per cent of its membership coming to join the Congress of the People, according to COP leader Winston Dookeran. “We will continue to have dialogue with all political and civic groups, aimed a setting the stage for real national unity,” he said. He told the monthly national council meeting of the COP at its Operations Centre in Charlieville yesterday that one of the gatekeepers had fallen by the wayside, and whilst the other gatekeeper built tall walls, he, too, was falling apart. Dookeran said the Congress of the People would survive because it was not founded on the racial divide, but remained an all-inclusive party aimed at the total reconstruction of Trinidad and Tobago. He said the COP was moving with a greater intensity, dexterity and force to manage the affairs of T&T when the time came.
He said he saw no fallout, following the new leadership at the UNC. “There is a new enthusiasm, new vibrancy,” Dookeran said. He said that there had been discussions with the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) on the reformation of this country's politics, and he had also sent copies of COP’s “Fixing the Politics” to Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Tobago’s TOP. He said there were three basic views under study—the battle to fix the politics in TT; the politics of change that this opportunity has given us; and moving forward as “a nation, so that we can remove ourselves from the imprisonment of the gatekeepers that have kept our modern politics in a state of siege.”
COP will commence the screening of interested candidates for the forthcoming Local Government elections, and it will resume its Meet-the-Constituency visits from Febuary 22. Additionally, the party’s national executive elections will be held on Sunday, June 6. All the posts will be up for grabs, except that of the political leader who holds office for three years, and whose term expires next year May. “It is going to be one man, one vote,” according to Roy Augustus, COP’s chairman. Additionally, there will be a special meeting of COP membership on Sunday, March 7, at the SWWTU Hall, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain. Dookeran said the COP would continue to work with all the people of T&T to improve the quality of life, security and good governance.
Now so long ago I told you all that this man ha to be the biggest cont hole I ever come across.
Everybody joining the Kamla bandwagon. Many columnists, speculators and commentators are slowly comin to the conclusion that this Kamlamania might bring about an end to the COP.
Many COP supporters have already left and even voted in the UNC internal elections.
But here comes Cont galore, living in some fockin dream world to say that 'more UNC people coming to the COP."
Wa d fock I does really be hearing. Ah mean COP supporters is your fockin bouncin head leader for real ?