“I thank the members who have supported me over the years. I do intend to run again with a strong team, and I look forward to your support and your vote.”
Incumbent President of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke made the revelation as he announced the date for the elections, which will be held on November 23.
Duke who contested and lost both Tobago seats in general elections last month under his party, the Progressive Democratic Patriots, has asked those running against him for a fair fight.
He said, “Sometimes PSA elections can be more heated than general elections…but whatever the results say, I am here and may the best man win. I hold no grudge. I hold no malice.”
He said persons should vote for the candidate they believe is best suited to the job.
“If you could find a better, more brave leader than myself, more intelligent, more brave, more eloquent, more charismatic, someone that you believe in, I say vote for that person, and I myself will vote for that person.”
In addition to the President, voters will select a first vice president, second vice president, general secretary, deputy general secretary, five industrial relations officers, two trustees and a treasurer.
Persons who have been a member of the PSA for at least a year are eligible to run.
A nomination fee of $500 is required, and nominations from ten members of the PSA.
Nominations close on September 25.