Watson Duke retains post as leader of PDP

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Monday, November 25, 2019 - 11:15

Watson Duke, leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), retained his position as the political leader of the party at the party's first- ever internal executive elections help at the Belle Garden Multi-Purpose Facility on Sunday, November 24.

No one else contested the post.

Duke founded the PDP in 2016 to fight the Tobago House of Assembly's January 2017 elections.

His party won two of the twelve electoral districts, breaking the monopoly held by the People's National Movement in the 2013 THA election.

At the PDP's inaugural summit on Sunday, Dr. Faith B Yisrael and Farley Augustine retained positions as the party's deputy political leaders. Alicia Roberts-Patterson was also named deputy political leader of the party.

In addition to voting for members of the national council executive, they also ratified the party's constitution.

Among the issues now enshrined in the constitution, are the structure of the party's hierarchy and the age at which persons become eligible to join its ranks.

Persons can join the party at 14 years of age and become lifetime members.

 

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Story by CAMILLE MCEACHNIE

Image courtesy WATSON DUKE

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