Griffith to contest St Joseph in next general election

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Griffith to contest St Joseph in next general election

National Transformation Alliance (NTA) Political Leader Gary Griffith will be contesting the St Joseph seat in next year’s General Election.

A release from the party on Monday, said they have been screening potential candidates for various constituencies across the country for the past few weeks, and they were pleased to announce the confirmation of their first candidate-Griffith, for the St. Joseph Constituency.

“Mr Griffith, the Political Leader of the NTA, was born and raised in St. Joseph and lived almost half his life in the constituency. He served in the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force for 17 years, receiving an efficiency medal from the President for his unblemished service. Mr Griffith was also the first Trinidad and Tobago citizen to return home with a UN Peacekeeping medal after serving in the United Nations Mission in Haiti,” the release said.

“The NTA firmly believes that Mr Griffith will be the ideal representative to assist in the development, as well as to properly serve the needs of the people of St. Joseph,” it added.

The marginal seat is currently held by Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, who earned 9,362 votes in the 2020 general election compared to 8,539 votes earned by the UNC’s Aloy Hunt.