A PNM sea of red descended in Market Square Scarborough yesterday (Jan 06 2013) proclaiming their message in defense of Tobago. Not even the inclement weather could have prevented supporters from showing their true colors. From as early as 2 o clock, a constant stream of PNM supporters came adorned in their PNM apparel. From arm bands to rags, flags, plaque cards, posters,balisiers and bells all geared to show how dedicated they are are to message of the PNM. There could be no doubt that this showing was in response to TOP's massive campaign last week.
Yesterday, members representing the PNM for the 2013 round of Election were introduced to the country a second time. Speaker after Speaker graced the stage proclaiming their message "Defending Tobago" while indicating to their supporters that a vote for the TOP is Support for UNC.
Picong was not out of the mix, as a self proclaimed farmer took to the mic making remarks to Ashworth Jack's claims of Pumpkin and Cucumbers much to laughter and horn blowing by the crowd. From Horn blowing to Bell ringing, to Iron beating and drumming supporters shouted the chorus of "PNM We Coming". The atmosphere was electrifying.
Claudia Groom Duke, the speaker for the candidates of Tobago West boasted of a mixer of youth and experience a quality that could have been seen in the composition of their supporters. Itemizing various accomplishments of the PNM such as the Scarborough health center, she congratulated the Tourism department for Tobago being voted Island of the Year.
Political leader of the PNM and Opposition Leader was also among the speakers. He started off signalling to supporters that he is no stranger. He is ah Tobago boy and no one could say any different. He indicated to the supporters that even a good showing of support was not enough to win an election, advising them to go to the polls on 21st of January so that Orville would be the Chief secretary on the 22nd of January He further indicated that Tobago need to send a message to the PP Government that they cannot do any thing and get away, drawing reference to Section 34 which he claims allowed supporters of their party to get away from criminal charges.
He was followed by Orville London who was serenaded by a little girl singing a PNM version of R Kelly's song Worlds Greatest. London, in his speech once again challenged Jack Warner to bring evidence of him owning a gas station and seven (7) houses. He further indicated that there was one thing that the people of Tobago have worked hard for and that is internal self governance. He indicated that the PNM would like a federal state much similar to that of Canada. Ashworth Jack want to leave it up to Anand Ramlogan, Kamla and Moore to give us 11 miles London said. Siting that Kamla knew that 10 miles was not enough, they added one more still disregarding Tobago's "Voice" and taking it to the Parliament on Monday. In closing He advised the capacity turn out to VOTE for the PNM Vote for them based on their track record.
Here are just a few Unedited Photos from the Massive Rally in Scarborough.