I read with great interest an article written by Dr Hamid Ghany entitled “Leadership and elections.”
In a rather painstaking commentary Dr Ghany concluded that the evidence in T&T has shown that it is not the norm for leaders of parties to resign their leadership positions unless they have lost their seats in the House of Representatives.
It is this conclusion which Kamla Persad-Bissessar took from the article and which she gleefully posted on her Facebook page, oblivious to what Dr Ghany had not written.
Dr Ghany explained that Basdeo Panday served as leader of the Opposition on six occasions, but did not say when he lost as Prime Minister, he was challenged by the very Kamla Persad-Bissessar who is on record of exposing his losses and virtually calling for his removal.
Dr Ghany, to his credit, did not mention the two consecutive losses of Kamla Persad-Bissessar when she moved the party from 431,000 votes and 28 seats to a humiliating 330,000 votes and a measly 18 seats.
He did not have the time to mention her last vote count of 309,000 votes; a continuing downward slide.
Dr Ghany mercifully did not expose the other multitude of losses Mrs Persad-Bissessar suffered after becoming Prime Minister in 2010, her closest to victory being a draw in the last local government elections.
It has to be a morbid sense of humour which will cause certain members of the UNC to give a vote of confidence to a serial loser.