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Premier hints at Opposition leadership crisis, Suckoo says “It’s mischief”

Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin took a jab at the Opposition Wednesday (15 November) night saying there was an internal leadership crisis within its ranks.
The Premier claimed Opposition Leader Hon. Ezzard Miller was facing a challenge to his leadership.

He told the LA the challenge is connected to the ongoing port referendum push.
“It’s only a rumour and I put it no higher, I understand that is at the root of the leadership challenge because the campaign led by the Opposition Leader who is absent, has failed. But I won’t go there not tonight Mr. Speaker, not tonight,” Mr. McLaughlin.
Mr. McLaughlin was contributing to the debate on the Legal Association’s Amendment Bill at the time.

But acting Opposition Leader Alva Suckoo refuted the Premier’s assertions.
“There is no crisis. There is nothing that is sinister or underhanded and when Mr. Miller returns I am sure he will have more to say. This a just a classic case of divide and conquer. That is what this is and I would urge the public not to pay any mind to it,” said Mr. Suckoo.
We reached out to Mr. Miller for comment. We are yet to hear back as he is currently off island.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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