A call has been issued for former Congress of the People (COP) members to rejoin the political party to help it achieve its mandate in having good governance says Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, a former San Fernando West MP and minister under the People’s Partnership government and ex-chairman of the COP.
Seepersad-Bachan made the call yesterday after casting her vote at the Tunapuna Hindu School during the party’s leadership election yesterday
She said if successful in the leadership post, her first mandate would be to start with rebuilding the COP.
“I intend to hold, starting with what we call a solution series in bringing together ten to 15 people who can lead the party effectively.
I also intend to bring back the young people – the Youth Congress – and have them participate in the solution series. I am asking today for all to come back to the party, whatever the differences were, difference in opinion, we must learn to agree to disagree.
“Not everything I say would be agreeable and not everything you say or what you feel would be agreed to. This is about consensus building, not, and everybody will be happy.
I am making an open invitation today for many of those who felt that we did not get it right, let us get it right now and we can get it right, we can move forward. This is how we will rebuild the COP. I think the COP can move forward again.”
Seepersad-Bachan said if she did not believe the COP could go forward, she would not have been out yesterday casting her vote.
She said there were no complaints or any problems at the 13 polling stations and commended the party for having an online voting system.
“It is commendable we have moved to an electronic system and in fact, my campaign team has set up an electronic system. This is the way to embrace technology going forward. Thus far, we seem to be encouraged. ”