UNC MP Saddam Hosein has given his full support behind Kamla Persad-Bissessar to continue leading the party, in the run-up to their internal elections.
In a statement, Hosein said “Her decisive and strong leadership has moved the UNC to an institution which promotes social justice and a movement towards the advancement of merit, ability and integrity.”
“Through her leadership as Prime Minister she made tough decisions which may not have been popular at the time but she took the risk to ensure the people benefited. During her time as Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago has seen an unprecedented rate of development.”
“Her vision remains one of putting the people first as has always been her priority. She has always ensured that the citizens of our country are given equal opportunity and has advocated for fairness and equality. Mrs Persad-Bissessar has always been a strong voice for the youth of our great nation. As the youngest Member of Parliament in the 12th Parliament, she gave me an opportunity to contest a marginal seat which demonstrates the confidence she places in the youth,”
Hosein noted Persad-Bissessar has also broken “many glass ceilings by being the first female Attorney General, Leader of the Opposition and Prime Minister.”