Augustine elated with PDP’s 6-6 tie, but says THA control in question

Augustine elated with PDP’s 6-6 tie, but says THA control in question

Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) leader Farley Augustine, is elated and ecstatic that his party has tied the People’s National Movement (PNM) 6-6, in the keenly contested Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election.

In the last term, the PNM held 10 of the 12 THA seats, while the PDP held two seats in Tobago East districts. Last night the PDP took four more seats which PNM had held, ending up with six seats.

PDP won Providence/Mason Hall/Moriah, Bethel/Mt Irving, Goodwood/Belle Garden and Plymouth/Golden Lane.

Augustine said: “We’re elated! We have tied. We knew that NACTA poll was bogus all the time. This is a new day!”

However, the tie leaves a question mark over who will control the THA.

Augustine said the law is silent on how control of the THA would be worked out if there was a tied result.

“We don’t know at this point what may take place,” he added.

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