The opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) will decide on Wednesday the date for its annual convention
Posted in News and Sports on 20. Sep, 2011
The opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) will decide on Wednesday the date for its annual convention, last held in July 2010.
The central committee of the party will be meeting on Wednesday to finalize convention matters, NDP president Arnhim Eustace revealed.
He said there were “no specific reasons” why the NDP is yet to hold its first convention since its third consecutive defeat at the poll last December.
Eustace has two years left in his current term as president of the NDP, having been re-elected overwhelmingly when he opted for early elections a few years ago.
He said that while offering up the NDP presidency for early election “is an option” he couldn’t say “that is what I he is going to do.
The NDP head further confirmed that opposition senator Vynnette Frederick has “made a formal statement to the party” indicating that she would not be contesting the next elections.
He further said that Sen. Anesia Baptiste is interested in running for the party in the West St. George constituency Frederick contested last year.
“No decisions have been made. Anybody who is interested has to go in the field. It is the constituency division who made the recommendation for the candidate and that is then recommended to central committee, which then ratifies it,” Eustace said.