The United National Congress (UNC) is hoping to break the People’s National Movement (PNM) stronghold in the Diego Martin Regional Corporation (DMRC) when the January 25 by-election takes place.
The PNM is offering Jinelle Schulere-Smart as the candidate for Morne Coco/Alyce Glen to replace Minister in the office of the Prime Minister, former councillor Symon de Nobriga.
However, Opposition MP David Lee, believes that the candidate for UNC, John Laquis, has what it takes to make a change.
Speaking at the UNC virtual meeting on Monday night, Lee told supporters “I want to put in a plug for Morne Coco/Alyce Glen to come out in your numbers and vote for John Laquis to put a UNC voice in the DMRC.”
He said unlike their previous representatives, Laquis will be transparent and accountable to them.
Lee said the electorate must reject the government and say enough is enough and this by-election was an opportunity for people to stand united in their quest for a better government.
Diego Martin includes the constituencies of Diego Martin West, North/East and Central which are represented in the Parliament by the Prime Minister, Finance Minister Colm Imbert and de Nobriga.