UNC to contest all 141 LG seats

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UNC to contest all 141 LG seats

UNC deputy leader, Senator Jearlean John says the party will be contesting all 141 seats in the Local Government elections.

She made the revelation on Wednesday, as the party gets set to begin screening for nominees this afternoon, with the focus on the Southern areas.

There are currently 139 seats. However, two additional seats were added in Couva and Mayaro.

UNC’s screening early this afternoon will be at the party’s Chaguanas head office.

John said UNC will start with screening south nominees. She said the party had nominees fully in hand for the current 139 seats last December when the local government term was expected to end—and more than enough for the 141 seats.

“We noted heightened response to our nomination call from youths and new faces which can only bode well for T&T’s future.

“We’re going after every corporation with the same diligence and commitment – to retain UNC corporations and remove PNM in others.”

John noted: “This will be a very robust campaign considering that many in T&T are suffering as a result of the PNM’s ‘equal opportunity brutality’.”

The PNM meanwhile, will screen at venues in the 14 corporation areas.

On Saturday, screening for Sangre Grande’s eight districts and Arima’s seven districts will be at the Arima Community Centre. On Sunday, screening is for the Tunapuna/Piarco corporation’s 14 areas at the Cascadia hotel in St Ann’s.