Experts: ‘UNC still a force to be reckoned with’
Anyone who thought the United National Congress (UNC) Alliance was a dead political force should now think again, political analysts Professors Selwyn Ryan and John La Guerre said yesterday.
Ryan said that the UNC Alliance’s presentation of 21 candidates on Sunday, which was attended by a crowd of thousands at Mid Centre Mall in Chaguanas, may have proven to be the surprise of the election race so far.
‘UNC Alliance rally was just a big fete’
THE UNITED National Congress Alliance’s Mid Centre Mall crowd on Sunday was an illusion, and it cost $1 million in transport to take people there to fete all day, former UNC chairman Kama Maharaj has said.
He predicted that the COP would get 300,000 votes in the three-way race, and win government.
Maharaj made the comment at the opening Sunday night of the constituency office for attorney Kevin Ratiram, the COP’s candidate for Oropouche West. The office is located at Lall’s Shopping Complex, Debe.
Full Article : trinidadexpress.com
October 09, 2007
This election season, many are uneasy about the unpredictability of the outcome of the November 5th polls. Each party wanting victory are hellbent on propagating untruths and they are even judgemental about absurdities that they too are guilty of.
The Trinidad Express published an article written by Richard Charan dated October 09, 2007, titled ‘UNC Alliance rally was just a big fete’.
Here are some interesting points that was published in that article:
“The United National Congress Alliance’s Mid Centre Mall crowd on Sunday was an illusion, and it cost $1 million in transport to take people there to fete all day, former UNC chairman Kama Maharaj has said.”
“Maharaj said he knew the election tricks the UNC used to make a crowd look big.”
“We put tents all around the car park and the inside gets really small. We will bring any amount of people we can find. We never knew that place could hold more than 5,000.”
The reported criticisms by former UNC chairman and now COP member, Kama Maharaj of the UNC could easily apply to his party (COP) as well as to the PNM.
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