Tobago Council: Stay out of PNM business

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 14:30

The Tobago Council of the People's National Movement (PNM) has a warning for its critics; "stay out of our business."
 The warning comes after social media users and an analyst, commented on the number of persons challenging the council's political leader Kelvin Charles' stewardship.
Speaking at a press briefing at the party's headquarters on Robinson Street on Friday, the council's Public Relations Officer Kwesi Des Vignes said people should mind their own business.
" We are seeing all sorts of persons, who have absolutely no business in the party attempting to have their input into the legitimate business of the organization."
He called social media platforms" one big echo chamber' and noted that the party's critics turn legitimate questions into "fake news."
He claimed that there is increasing use of fake profiles to spread fake news.
" They (fake profiles) say 'people are saying or the masses are saying' and that becomes universal truths...which seek to influence people in our party," Des Vignes said.
The council's chairman Stanford Callender, who also spoke at the briefing, clapped back at political analyst Dr. Winford James for suggesting that the challenges to Charles leadership are an indictment against the party.
" If Dr. James had done his research ...he would have known that Orville London was chosen ...but Kelvin Charles was elected by the one man one vote system," Callender said.
So far, Dr. Denise Tsoiafatt- Angus and Tracy Davidson- Celestine have signaled their intentions to go after the leadership of the council.

 - Camille McEachnie