Saturday, September 22 2007
Tunapuna MP Eddie Hart yesterday hit out at the PNM’s decision to not allow him to go up for reelection because of his age.
Hart, 70, was rejected by the Screening Committee as the candidate for the seat he has held for the past term, and has sent the constituency executive to search for other nominees. His age surfaced as a factor in his eligibility after the results of the controversial Bill Johnson performance poll on MPs.
Hart yesterday said the party should not engage in “age discrimination.” “I am fit and rearing to go with a clean bill of health. I think in this country we should fall in line if we are talking about developed nation status. We should not have age discrimination,” Hart told Newsday.
Hart’s supporters have openly lobbied for his candidacy, and let Prime Minister Patrick Manning know this during a walkabout in the east Trinidad constituency several months ago.
They also backed him by turning out for his screening at Balisier House, Port-of-Spain on September 13. “All 23 party groups in the area nominated me for the constituency and they are not pleased (with the committee’s decision).
The people will speak,” said Hart.
If this duncee head mudder cont crying discrimination. You could well imagine how this fockin PNM regime does discriminate against Indian people.
Little by little the fockin PNM is being exposed for what they really are.
See also all dem other candidates that getting focked by Manning, who by the way only using ah setta fockin Arkhatiya Indians to fool the electorate.