by Anna-Lisa Paul (Trinidad Guardian) Dr Keith Rowley is set to face some opposition as he campaigns to hold on to the post of People’s National Movement (PNM) political leader, following the shock announcement by former finance minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira that she will run for the post in the internal election later this year.
In confirming her intention yesterday, Nunez-Tesheira said although she has deliberately maintained a low profile that has kept her out of the political limelight for several years, her loyalty is forever vested in the PNM.
This is why she said she can no longer ignore what is taking place in terms of how the country is being managed, adding her decision to contest the leadership of the party came after she was approached by other PNMites to get back into the arena.
The PNM’s internal election is scheduled for December 4.
Explaining what had led to the decision yesterday, she simply said, “The people want change.”
Nunez-Tesheira revealed, “I was approached fairly seriously and not just in terms of why don’t you go up, but it came with a very rare commitment and a plan moving forward.”