So election results are in. And feting done. Now let’s work together.
Regardless of who’s at the helm of our government. We as a nation have to return to our jobs, our classrooms, universities, churches and communities. And we have to do so working together.
Come May 25th, the day after the election, we’ll still have issues plaguing our nation. Crime won’t be reduced. We won’t suddenly recover from our fossil fuel addiction. It will still take forever for cases to trickle through our courts. And local government elections will still be outstanding.
Now is not the time to be sad that your party loss.
What matters is if we as a nation are willing to work together with our new Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Biessessar, her Cabinet, the opposition and all our country’s diverse ethnicities, cultures and religions in a way that leaves no one behind.
Because Trinbago cannot succeed, unless we work together.
Jack Warner says it.
“Kamla will not succeed if the nation is divided. We can only build a nation if we build it on our collective efforts,” said Warner at Rienzi Complex on election night.
And the new prime minister elect realizes this too.
“Everyone man, woman and child will come together with us,” Persad-Bissessar said in her first speech as the country’s first female prime minister.
And she must. It would be absolutely neurotic to believe that the People’s Partnership, as the synergy of other party’s, with a multi-racial mix, can govern without governing for all.
Despite the mother party’s unofficial 30 seat win, its coalition’s other seats can easily defect and join the PNM. And while this won’t be enough to form government with the PNM. It would certainly tighten the UNC’s reins and constrict this party with a strong Indo-Trinidadian base to certainly govern for all.
In other words, it’s not Indian time. It’s Trinbago time. And we must work together.