Warner resignation pure self-preservation – Manning

(Trinidad Express) The resignation of Jack Warner from FIFA is neither noble or self-sacrificial, according to former prime minister and Member of Parliament for San Fernando East, Patrick Manning.

Manning, in a statement yesterday, said Warner’s resignation was an act of pure self-preservation.

Manning said Warner’s behaviour has brought the country into disrepute and is calling on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to remove him from her Cabinet.

He said, “Through him, Trinidad and Tobago is being humiliated, because he remains a Minister in our Cabinet. He is very aware of the harm being done to the nation, but hangs on to office, carelessly eroding the country’s hard-earned global reputation. It is selfishness of the most abominable kind.”

Warner is the Minister of Works and Transport.

“Jack Warner has brought shame and ignominy to Trinidad and Tobago. For this violation of the innocent citizens of our country, the Prime Minister, Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar has a moral duty to remove him forthwith from the Cabinet. Jack Warner must go. Enough is enough. Trinidad and Tobago must now stand up,” Manning said.

He added, “I intend to suggest a certain move to the Parliamentary caucus of the PNM to deal, in Trinidad and Tobago’s Parliament, with the behaviour of Jack Warner. I wish to go even further because we must completely distance ourselves from the FIFA culture of cronyism and corruption.”

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