Opposition Leader - 'This is a true victory of the people"

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 20:00

Leader of the Opposition Mrs. Kamla Persad Bissessar calls Mr. Tim Kee's promised resignation,"a true victory of the people."

The following is the full media release

Opposition Leader Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, today hailed civil society groups and associated individuals who, after days of activism compelled Mr. Raymond Tim Kee to offer, albeit belatedly, an unequivocal apology for his reckless and offensive comments following the tragic death of Asami Nagakiya, as well as to declare his intention to resign as Mayor.

“This is a true victory of the people and I heartily commend the principled men and women who took up this struggle and spoke out against Mr. Tim Kee’s vile sentiments, for their courage, perseverance and commitment.

The Opposition fully endorsed and supported these efforts, demanding that Mr. Tim Kee apologise and lobbying for his dismissal as Mayor.

This also serves as a lesson to Dr. Keith Rowley and his Government, that they cannot callously dismiss the voice of the people, since true power lies in the collective will of the citizens of this great nation.”