By Andre Bagoo
Tuesday, May 11 2010
PNM DIEGO MARTIN West candidate Dr Keith Rowley last night broke his silence on the Udecott issue, calling on the Government to assure the nation before May 24, that all 91 recommendations of the Uff Commission of Inquiry into Udecott, will be implemented.
He conceded that the issue was “a big one” in this year’s election campaign and told his constituents that Prime Minister Patrick Manning had “made a mistake in trusting” the State company’s former executive chairman Calder Hart.
At the same time, Rowley also, for the first time in the campaign, hinted at a possible challenge from him for the post of the PNM leadership and told his constituents that he places their interest first, before those of Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
In a speech that was markedly different from the one he delivered at a constituency meeting at Four Roads, Diego Martin, last Thursday, Rowley acknowledged the personal cost he was made to pay for his stance on Udecott over the last two years and said the Udecott affair demonstrated that “something very wrong” had gone on with Government.
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