PORT OF SPAIN –– Jack Warner has resigned as the political leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP).
This was announced last night at the ILP’s National Executive meeting at the office of the former Member of Parliament for Chaguanas West, Caroni Savannah Road, Charlieville.
None of the 26 ILP candidates who contested Monday’s general elections were successful in obtaining a seat.
A release from Warner stated that he decided to step down as political leader in order to have a successful succession planning.
“The national executive was advised by the political leader, Jack Warner, of his irrevocable decision to pass on the mantle of leadership of the party as part of the succession planning of the ILP. Mr Warner stated that the ILP must be a vehicle for the emergence of new political blood and talent, especially from the youth membership of the party,” the release said.
The ILP elections for political leader will be on October 10. All registered members of the ILP qualify to participate in the elections, both in terms of nomination of candidates for the position of political leader and in voting for the candidate of their choice.
Details of the availability of nomination documents, nomination deadline and the procedure and hours of voting will be announced shortly in accordance with the Constitution of the ILP.