The Tobago People’s National Movement Council says it voted resoundingly in favour of a collaborative arrangement for the management of the island’s affairs.
In a media release this afternoon, it said a Council meeting last Wednesday evening saw the membership embrace the possibility of a shared administration.
It said this is a revolutionary policy change for the PNM, which in previous years said it would not enter into a coalition with any other political entity.
The PNM Tobago Political Leader, Tracy Davidson-Celestine congratulated members of the Tobago Council for embracing a new era of politics.
It said now that the Tobago House of Assembly election has resulted in a stalemate, the Council has no qualms collaborating with another entity in the island’s management, with full regard for the spirit and intent of the law.
The Council said the PNM’s position is that it has to be open and frank about what is needed to better serve the island and country and to move with the times.
It said the challenge today calls for a change in attitude and action, and the Council is responding with the backing of its membership, executive and Tobagonians.
It said PNM and all political parties agree that the way forward is autonomy for the island and a return to the polls, for Tobagonians to decide and the PNM is committed to this path.
The Council said with reference to the current impasse the PNM is prepared to move forward with talks with the Progressive Democratic Patriots to form a joint administration.