Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Gypsy’s heated exit from UNC

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PORT OF SPAIN – “I won’t say the ship is sinking but it’s in turbulent waters.”

So said Winston Gypsy Peters yesterday as he resigned as Minister of Community Development and as a member of the United National Congress (UNC) after being rejected as a potential candidate for Mayaro, in south-eastern Trinidad, in the September 7 general elections.

As he did so, he called Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar “conniving” and an “ingrate”.

Peters, who shot to fame in 1986 with the political calypso The Sinking Ship, said he had left the UNC of his own volition and now felt like dancing.

At a Press conference called by him at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain, he admitted to being hurt by the UNC’s rejection which he said followed years of throwing support behind Persad-Bissessar as a potential leader when no one else did.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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