FORMER prime minister Basdeo Panday is confident the new party being launched by his daughter Mickela will be successful.
Panday is unfazed by sceptics who believe the party’s impact is questionable or critics who think it will keep the People’s National Movement (PNM) in power.
Panday told Newsday Sunday’s meeting at Gaston Court in Chaguanas, went “very well indeed” a nd he hoped that steps will proceed from here to “build the organisation.”
Panday was confident of its success because “more people want change, he said,” and e believed they outnumbered those who want the status quo to remain. He said these people are unhappy with the representation they get from the PNM and the Opposition United National Congress (UNC).
Responding to former UNC senator Devant Maharaj’s description of the new party as “a demon child,” Panday said, “Poor fellow. But he is entitled to his views.”
On her Facebook page, Mickela thanked everyone who attended Sunday’s meeting. She added, “Look out for us in your area soon.” Some people replying to Mickela’s post asked when she would be coming to different parts of the country and how to get in contact with her.