The United National Congress would not be interested in an accommodation if they felt that they could win an election on their own.
This is the view of NTA Leader Gary Griffith.
Griffith said that it makes perfect sense to align with a third political party that has some support on the ground.
The UNC said that it will contest all 41 seats in the next general election.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar made the announcement as she addressed party supporters during a series of cottage meetings that took place in Couva South last week.
Traditionally, the UNC has not contested seats in Tobago as it has always joined with other political parties to defeat the PNM in the sister isle.
Noting that next year is an election year, Persad-Bissessar said the party must start off on a strong footing.
Griffith said that the UNC wan ts to have the best possible chance of winning the next general election.
Griffith insisted that the NTA would not make the same mistakes as the COP who had an alliance with the UNC.
He said the party was ultimately unsuccessful because of weak leadership, which was no fault of the UNC.