ONE year after fighting unsuccessfully for leadership of the PNM Tobago Council, Dr Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus has severed ties from the party and will contest the Scarborough/Calder Hall seat as an independent candidate in the January 25 THA election.
Tsoiafatt-Angus filed her nomination papers on Monday morning at the former Tobago Correctional Facility, Montessori Drive, Glen Road, Scarborough.
The Tobago Festivals Commission chair was snubbed by the PNM screening committee in favour of incumbent Marslyn Melville-Jack. Tsoiafatt-Angus told the media on Monday it was a hard decision but she has responded to the voice of the people to serve.
It has been reported that three of the PNM's five party groups had favoured Tsoiafatt-Angus. Since the PNM candidates were officially announced over two months ago, party supporters have been lobbying in vain for Melville-Jack to be stripped of her candidacy.
PNM Tobago Council leader has stood firm in her support of Melville-Jack, who was a member of the party's screening committee.