Persad-Bissessar not stopping supporters from gathering

Persad-Bissessar not stopping supporters from gathering

Kamla Persad-Bissessar has no problems with her supporters gathering later tonight.

This is the direct opposite of directives by the Prime Minister, who has told PNM supporters to stay away from Balisier House, and follow the COVID-19 regulations.

Persad-Bissessar, speaking with reporters after casting her vote at the Hermitage Presbyterian Primary School in La Romaine, said she would not be stopping her supporters from assembling at their camp to usher in the election results.

And, she did not think that they should instruct people not to gather.

Responding to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi that they will be challenging the candidacy of UNC’s Barry Padarath, she said, “Bring it on. We have a lot of court clothes.”

Based on the feedback thus far, she said voting has been slow in some polling stations while there were long lines at other stations. However, she said they have received no reports of discrepancies or issues.

She was also satisfied with the voter turn-out thus far. From the reports she has been receiving from her election machinery on the ground, she said, “It looks good.”