Although it is still early in the election game, two PNM seats have already been shrouded in controversy.
Mervyn Dillon who was tipped to represent the party at the polls for the Toco/Sangre Grande constituency has been removed from his post.
Last week, it was announced that Dillon will replace incumbent, Glenda Jennings-Smith. But, the Toco executive was told to choose more nominees after persons voiced their disapproval with Dillon.
Meanwhile, the La Brea Executive was also told to seek more nominees by the PNM’s screening committee.
As a result, Thursday’s screening for the seat has been postponed.
One source said that four nominees were to be screened this afternoon.
Last week, tensions rose within the La Brea executive as people’s choice and ex-Public Utilities Minister Robert le Hunte was not accepted by the screening committee.
Incumbent MP Nicole Olivierre also suffered he same fate.
Screening for both seats will continue next week.
The PNM screening committee is expected to preview nominees for Lopinot/Bon Air West constituency on Thursday.