UNC founder and former Prime Minister, Basdeo Panday is not expecting much change from the party, as their December 6 internal elections draws near.
In an interview with the Newsday, Panday said: “There is very little hope for the present opposition to attain government anytime soon.”
“I am seeing the obvious. The person who is fighting the elections is also conducting the elections.”
Panday said, “If someone is a contestant and that person is in control, organising every aspect of that internal election, who do you think would win?”
Former trade minister Vasant Bharath is the first to bravely contest current leader Kamla Persad-Bissesar and he has already launched his campaign to contest the leadership position.
Bharath said under Persad-Bissessar’s leadership, the party had 11 defeats. He charged that owing to poor leadership, the UNC is in total disarray.
On December 6, the membership will not just be electing a political leader, the membership would also elect a new national executive.
Nomination day is November 15.