All eyes were on the new UNC Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, former UNC leader Basdeo Panday and the new Chairman of the UNC Jack Warner. Panday, who arrived a few minutes late, offered Kamla his chair before eventually taking his seat in parliament. Panday’s loyalists diagreed with Persad-Bissessar’s appointment of Jack Warner as the UNC Chief Whip, claiming Mr. Warner is too inexperienced. Basdeo Panday remains UNC’s Opposition Leader as no motion has been made to replace him.
Panday: Kamla ‘hurry’ for my seat
Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday said yesterday he offered his seat in the Parliament to UNC Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, because she seems to be in a rush to occupy his chair. Yesterday at the Parliament sitting, Panday, who arrived a few minutes late, went straight to his chair, which is the second seat from the top of the Opposition benches. However, before taking his seat, he called Persad-Bissessar’s attention and offered his seat to her. She seemed a bit surprised by his gesture but did not comply.