Orville London for President?
Not so, said the outgoing Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary, who has been an active politician for 20 years. London was commenting on a question raised on television last Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters at Wednesday’s weekly post Executive Council media briefing at the Administrative Complex, Calder Hall London said: “I want to put an end to that speculation. I want to make the point that that invitation is unlikely to be made because I know the people who are involved and if it is made it will not be accepted.
“I am one of those who believe that the role of a president is so important and critical to the democracy that politicians like me, partisan politicians like me are disqualified from consideration because I feel that a president has to be someone who is not only impartial but is perceived to be impartial.
“I am PNM, I am partial to the PNM; I cannot be a president. I just want to put an end to that speculation,” London stressed.