Watson Duke is willing to mend the fences with his former Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) colleagues.
The PDP leader, during an interview with radio station Freedom 106.5fm, admitted that he is open to mediation with Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary, Farley Augustine.
On December 5th, all the members of the THA Executive Council resigned from the (PDP) with Chief Secretary Augustine making the revelation by way of a resignation letter and a statement.
Duke told Freedom 106.5, “The truth is I haven’t given up on it but I do not expect it to happen. A man is not a man unless you can change his mind. If you can’t change your mind then you are God. God is the only one who changes not. So a man ought to change his mind. A man ought to be reasonable. A man ought to look at anything that is beneficial to his people in Tobago and in Trinidad but such has not presented itself and I continue to hold myself out and available for such discussions, and if they do take place, we will let the public know what the contents of those discussions are and what is on the table for decision making.”
Duke said Tobagonians feel cheated as a result of the 13 resignations and confirmed he intends to take the post of Chief Secretary if Tobago goes back to the polls and he is successful.
Despite wishing to mend fences, Duke said he would still be challenging his defectors in court.
He said he has given March as a timeline to legally challenge the 13 resignations.
He said he is willing to go all the way to Privy Council if necessary.