PNM Tobago Council said the response by people interested in representing the party in the upcoming THA election has been nothing short of overwhelming. The THA election is constitutionally due in 2021.
In a release on Thursday, the council revealed some electoral districts have reported more than half a dozen submissions and consent letters are still pouring in.
The executive of the council said it is buoyed by the "record numbers" and calibre of people willing to offer themselves for service, which is nearing the 40 mark. The executive also believes this speaks volumes and that the future of the party is in a good place. Nominations close on Monday.
PNM Tobago Council political leader Tracy Davidson-Celestine described the interest as an "evolution of the PNM party that's appealing to all demographics."
She said the victory of Ayanna Webster-Roy (Tobago East) and Shamfa Cudjoe (Tobago West), "two young successful candidates in Tobago for the general election have also helped serve as a catalyst to fuel changes."
PNM Tobago Council chairman Stanford Calender was particularly excited by the response from young Tobagonians which he said shows a "renewed vigour in the party."
He added, "It takes courage to serve, and we have plenty of that in Tobago."