Paray willing to have an open-door policy to other parties and organisations

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Paray willing to have an open-door policy to other parties and organisations

“The UNC (United National Congress) must always be a home to every citizen in T&T—all must be welcomed.”

Those are the words of United Patriots slate leader Rushton Paray, who signalled that he will have an open-door policy to people, parties and organisations interested in national development if his team wins UNC’s upcoming national executive election.

Paray’s statement comes on the heel of National Transformation Alliance (NTA) leader Gary Griffith, who said in a newspaper report that if the UNC did not want to form a proper alliance with his party to contest the next general election, it would fight both UNC and PNM in all 41 constituencies.

Griffith said he had “no idea of the UNC’s position on an alliance with NTA and the UNC’s leader hadn’t spoken to him for the last three months or communicated with him on any form of alliance”. He claimed some UNC Natex members felt the party could win elections on its own.

Paray meanwhile, said, “All relationships are important in national development. The PNM has destroyed the fabric of our society, where they haven’t been able to provide simple things that matter to citizens—from water to school repairs. How will they solve major national issues like crime suppression/reduction, balance of trade, foreign exchange, joblessness, homelessness?”

“Unless there are calls from our wider membership advising a different approach, a Natex driven by the United Patriots slate will welcome dialogue by any persons or organisations interested in national development. The UNC must always be a home to every citizen in T&T. All must be welcomed.”