By Sean Douglas Saturday, October 13 2007
CONGRESS of the People (COP) leader Winston Dookeran said a united Opposition could have been formed if the UNC Alliance had been led by UNC deputy leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Dookeran was addressing a lively COP meeting at the Hi Lo Car-park at the Croisee, San Juan on Thursday night.
Criticising the dual leadership of the UNC Alliance comprised of UNC leader Basdeo Panday and UNC Alliance chairman Jack Warner, Dookeran accused the UNC of creating ultimatums and performing dirty tricks.
“If Kamla Persad-Bissessar was the true leader of the UNC Alliance, we would have already found the formula to have a one to one fight against the PNM. But that will not be allowed to happen by those in control.”
Dookeran alleged that the leaders of the UNC Alliance are addicted to power.
“I told Kamla that I knew your party would not allow you to rise. I was a victim of it!”
Recalling the splitting of the UNC, he said he had refused to walk away from the challenge of establishing the COP, despite being told by opponents that he did not have the courage.
Dookeran also criticised Prime Minister Patrick Manning whom he also said was obsessed with power. He accused Manning of “playing havoc” with the offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Director of Prosecutions and Commissioner of Police.
Referring to Minister of Trade Ken Valley’s accusations that Manning has the makings of a dictator, he said this warning had been “echoed privately by many others.”
Dookeran hit the Draft Constitution commissioned by Manning and laid in Parliament. Dookeran warned that the draft would consolidate the power of Prime Minister and President into one post, the Executive President, who would be chosen by the party in power but not directly by the electorate.
Yuh ever hear such fockery in yuh life?
The political leader of one party telling another who should be dey leader.
Wa d fock really wrong wid Dookeran. The UNC A crowds have em fockin mentally disturbed or wa?
Now the next thing is. Dookeran, yuh fockin waster ah time. You never rise from anything. You have always been given everything on a platter. But this time around you will know how good you really is.
Remember when you couldnt make up your mind to fight the Chaguanas seat, Bas ended up removing his nephew at the last minute just to accomodate you. That was the beginning of your dumb fockin ass political career. Thanks to Bas.
Remember under his leadership you became a Minister in the NAR government. And yuh fockin gratitude was that when they fire Bas, yuh chook up under Robbie cacahole, stabbing the man in he back.
Remember how yuh lorse the fockin election like ah cont to a relative unknown Hulsie?
Remember how you was in the fockin wilderness (jus like Hulsie) and nearly get ah nervous breakdown, the same fockin Bas make you Governor of the Central Bank? And yuh turn round and stab the man in he back again.
Remember when all dem fockin reject tell the ole silver fox he should go, he turn and hand yuh the leadership of the party. What yuh do ? You wanted to sell out the party base to dem fockin hungry for power and money NARites. Yuh turn round and stab the fockin man in he back again.
You is ah real ungrateful man Dookeran.
And next time please doh copy Kamla speech nah. Find something new to say.