The United National Congress (UNC) says it is heartened by the enthusiastic response to its call to action as it opened nominations for all Local Government seats and for General Elections seats which it does not currently hold.
"We thank the hundreds of people who came out on the first day to pick up nomination papers. On day one of nominations we have had 84 persons picking up nomination forms for Local Government Elections and 20 persons for General Elections," the UNC said in a statement.
The statement said that in addressing the crowd of potential nominees, political leader Kamla Persad Bissessar said that the enthusiastic response is indicative of the hard work the party has been doing in communities.
"This augurs well for our democracy, our party and the future of our country,” she said.
The UNC says it will employ an “all hands on deck” approach for all upcoming elections.
"Trinidad and Tobago is in dire need of good governance and effective leadership. The past four years of PNM rule has put our country almost 40 years backwards. Now is the time for all persons who want to take Trinidad and Tobago to come forward and take your space at the decision-making table. We reiterate our call for all those interested in national development to step up and claim your space," the UNC said.