OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said the PNM has shown the population that during the covid19 pandemic " there is one law for them and one law for the rest of us."
Persad-Bissessar, who is also UNC political leader, made this observation in her message to mark the UNC's 32nd anniversary on Friday.
In that message, Persad-Bissessar said the UNC celebrates its anniversary "at an unprecedented time when so many in our nation have been burdened by the pandemic, as well as the turmoil of poor governance."
She recalled the UNC was formed as a vehicle to offer development, representation and ensure the realisation of the dreams of all our citizens with no one being left behind.
She said 32 years later, and with Trinidad and Tobago facing some of the toughest socioeconomic conditions it has ever encountered, "We are called upon to strengthen our mission to ensure every citizen can achieve their true potential."
Persad-Bissessar said covid19 has changed the face of not only TT but the rest of the world. She said this is a new reality that everyone must accept.
"The days ahead will be difficult, and our nation requires strong leadership which, regrettably, this Rowley administration has shown it cannot provide."
Instead, she declared, "We must show them that we are one people, one community, and one nation, and will reject their attempts to divide us."
Persad-Bissessar was proud of the role she played in the UNC to date. She said the country can be proud of two administrations (1995-2001 and 2010-2015) which were led by the UNC and its achievements in government during those periods.
Persad-Bissessar promised, "We will continue to be your voice, and we will continue to fight to protect the rights of all citizens and hold this government accountable."