THE United National Congress (UNC) has full confidence in its leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and sees no reason for her to resign after the party’s 22-19 defeat in Monday’s general election.
UNC public relations officer and Tabaquite MP-elect Anita Haynes made these points at a news conference at the M Rampersad Building in San Fernando to announce that the UNC was challenging the results in five seats.
After being told of the resignations of Progressive Empowerment Party leader Phillip Edward Alexander and DPTT leader Steve Alvarez after losing the election, Haynes said nevertheless there is no reason for Persad-Bissessar to resign.
Persad-Bissessar was party leader when the UNC lost the 2015 general election, but retained her position.
Haynes said the UNC has full confidence in Persad-Bissessar and this includes all 18 MPs-elect.
She also said Persad-Bissessar’s future as UNC leader does not hinge on the results of the recounts going in the party’s favour.