Chaguanas West MP Ganga Singh has been appointed Opposition Chief Whip, replacing Dr Roodal Moonilal who resigned from the post to contest the leadership post in the upcoming UNC Internal Election.
The announcement was made today by the Office of the Leader of the Opposition.
The following is the full statement.
"The Leader of the Opposition today informed the Clerk of the House of Representatives that Mr. Ganga Singh, MP for Chaguanas West has been appointed to serve as Opposition Chief Whip.
Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar lauded Mr. Singh’s elevation saying:
“Mr. Singh is very experienced with respect to the duties of an Opposition Chief Whip as he has served in this capacity from 2002-2006 and was currently serving as Deputy Chief Whip of the Opposition Bench. Additionally, he served as Leader of Government Business in the Senate under the People’s Partnership administration”
In expressing confidence in Mr. Singh’s abilities, she stated:
“He was very effective and disciplined in managing both the House and Senate caucuses in the past and I anticipate that his leadership as Opposition Chief Whip now would be invaluable in holding the present PNM government accountable in the House.”