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PEP leader not interested in any union with UNC, says country wants change

Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP) leader Phillip Edward Alexander said the country wants change from both the PNM and UNC, and another amalgamation of political parties is not what it wants.

He made the comment following a call by the Opposition Leader for smaller parties to join forces with her against the PNM.

However, Alexander said the call by Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is an admission that the UNC is incapable of beating the PNM in the local government elections.

During the UNC’s Monday Night Forum, Persad-Bissessar said the UNC had held discussions with other parties and would have further discussions on going up against the PNM.

Alexander, who will hold a media conference later on Wednesday, added: “Her call was disrespectful and last-minute. It is an admission that she can’t win against the Keith Rowley PNM.

“The country wants new vibrant people with their plans and policies to rescue the country. We are here for all the disenchanted and those who feel left behind. This unification is of no material value for the country.”