Though she is still to decide on whether she will seek her party’s backing to be its next Presidential Candidate for the 2020 elections, Opposition Chief Whip and longtime PPP Executive Member Gail Teixeira, admits that Volda Lawrence’s rise to the Chairmanship of the People’s National Congress, might be a push for her to seek the PPP’s nod to be its Presidential Candidate.
Speaking at a Monday midday press conference, Teixeira said she is still to decide whether she will push to become the Presidential Candidate, however, she noted that “maybe Volda coming on might tantalize me”.
Although it is unlikely that Lawrence with be the coalition’s Presidential Candidate for the next elections, Teixeira is already seeing a match up between the two.
“I can definitely beat her in any elections”, she said.
The PPP Executive Member said her party will decide on a Presidential Candidate before the end of this year.
Already a number of possible candidates have been making the rounds in the press and on social media, quietly pushing their candidacy,
Teixeira said the PPP will probably put together a code of conduct for those members who aspire to be its Presidential Candidate and might find themselves facing off with each other.
Already a local chutney singer has already released a song to endorse former Attorney General Anil Nandlall to be the party’s Presidential Candidate. Nandlall has distanced himself from the chutney endorsement, saying he had nothing to do with the song.
Teixeira told reporters that the song was bad anyway.