Thursday, September 20, 2007
POLITICAL Leader for the Congress of the People (COP) Winston Dookeran did not leave his audience in Aranjuez guessing as to what he thought about the UNC Alliance's calls for unity on Tuesday night.
"Poor fellas. He ready to fight after the battle is already won," Dookeran said.
It was during a meeting in Sangre Grande on Monday night that UNC Alliance chairman Basdeo Panday and Deputy Political Leader Jack Warner issued calls for the COP to unite with them.
"I publicly invite Winston Dookeran to meet with me to discuss how we can achieve total unity of the opposition forces. We ain't want nobody else, two of us alone, manos y manos, face-to-face in a room all by ourselves without disturbances," Panday had said.
But Dookeran appeared resolute at the meeting in Aranjuez on Tuesday.
"Your leader will never fall prey to the political tricks, traps and treachery. I got out of that and I will never go back into it," Dookeran said, drawing cheers from the audience.
He added that whenever the Prime Minister calls the election, the COP will be ready.
"Mr Manning does not have an option anymore, whenever he calls the election, the tide will be at its highest for the Congress of the People," he said.
Dookeran said the COP's Real Red event on September 9 left the past and present prime ministers in a daze.
"Those who were once in charge of the country, who at one time sat at the head of our country's Cabinet, they became bewildered at what happened; that bewilderment suddenly became a sense of panic," he said.
Responding to Warner's calls for Dookeran to meet with him in 21 days, Dookeran said when the 21 days was up, the COP would get together to have a 21-gun salute to form the new government of Trinidad and Tobago.
"I feel sorry for the guys; they used to say I cannot fight and they lost without my even making 100," said Dookeran.
He also issued a challenge to the political leaders to debate the issues facing Trinidad and Tobago, including poverty "anywhere and anytime".
Responding to Prime Minister Patrick Manning's concern about how the COP finances its campaigns, Dookeran said: "We can take so little and make much out of it; he doesn't understand this because he has taken so much and done so little with it."
Here is the biggest coward in electoral politics in Trinidad & Tobago.
This man like he is mortally afraid of Basdeo Panday and refuses to sit and even talk to this man. If yuh doh have nothing to hide. Why not have a discussion in the open so that John Public can determine who is the fockin deceiver of the people.
What fockin war he win already. Somebody tell me that this asshole done make plans to lecture in some fockin university abroad.
If true, this is really the PNM B Team.