Chairman of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Rekha Ramjit yesterday said the party’s political leader, Jack Warner, is eligible to run in the upcoming general election as a candidate. Ramjit said based on the criteria as laid out by the Constitution, Warner is “of good character, and has not been convicted of a criminal offence”. Ramjit told the Express in a telephone interview: “He is certainly eligible to run as a candidate. The constitution of Trinidad and Tobago which deals with the criteria for representatives is very, very clear.
“It says any citizen of Trinidad and Tobago can present themselves at a general election, provided of course, that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence, nor are they incarcerated, etc.
“So Mr Warner is of good character, which we have indicated in court. He has never been convicted of a criminal offence and therefore he is quite eligible to run for election as a candidate.”
At the time of the interview, Warner was remanded in prison, having appeared in court on Wednesday.