May 20th 2010 – trinidadexpress.com
As he sat on the People’s National Movement (PNM) platform on Tuesday night, Diego Martin West MP Keith Rowley was clearly a man between a rock and a hard place.
‘We have to ensure that we separate the issues of the PNM as an institution and office-holders functioning for the PNM,’ Dr Rowley told the crowd of supporters. But, for non-partisan voters, such a contention would hardly seem persuasive, let alone workable. The present leader of the PNM, Patrick Manning, has re-made the party since the 1986 debacle which placed him at the party’s head. In the past two years in particular, Mr Manning has shaped the PNM into his own image and likeness, expelling or sidelining most of the experienced MPs and replacing them with political neophytes.
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Kamla: Rowley plot to overthrow Manning
Dr Keith Rowley’s campaign talk is all part of his plan to unseat Prime Minister Patrick Manning as People’s National Movement (PNM) political leader United National Congress (UNC) political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday.
May 19, 2010
Rowley has ‘serious issues’ with PNM leadership
“I represent the PNM. I am one of 41 PNM candidates. Our party is not a perfect party. No political party is perfect. A political party is not about who like who. It is not about individuals. I am sure you all are very clear on that fact. I have serious issues about my party’s leadership,” Rowley said alluding to the tensions between himself and Manning. The strained relationship between the two has been the topic of several advertisements by the opposition People’s Partnership.
Vote to protect your interest
Incumbent Diego Martin West MP Dr Keith Rowley last night called on the supporters of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) to ensure that they come out to vote in the May 24 general election or the party may lose the election.
Vote PNM, Not PM
Rowley concerned party might lose, coalition could win
As he expressed concerns about the possible results of the election, Diego Martin West MP Dr Keith Rowley last night at a PNM meeting in Diamond Vale hammered the point to supporters that the elections were not about whom they liked, but about the policies the PNM would pursue in their interest. ‘I am sure that you all are very clear on the fact that I have some serious difficulties with my party’s leadership,’ Rowley said, as Prime Minister Patrick Manning listened intently.