Former Lieutenant Colonel Ahloy Hunt will be the United National Congress (UNC) candidate to "rock" St Joseph and secure victory in the marginal seat says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
The former prime minister announced at a virtual meeting on Thursday night that Hunt is the brother of former People's National Movement (PNM) government minister Gary Hunt but he's a man of his own.
She said he has a Masters in Criminology from Cambridge University and several other educational distinctions.
"But you know what he is also a very kind and gentle human being. Yes, he's the brother of Gary Hunt, former PNM minister but he's a man on his own and he's pledged his life to Trinidad and Tobago to serve our country," she said.
According to a job profile on Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) website Hunt is TGU's security team leader having joined on September 1, 2019.
It stated he has over 30 years’ experience in security at the highest levels in national security and the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (TTR).
It stated further that his knowledge in defence and security is extensive having developed the operation divisions of the Trinidad and Tobago Special Anti-crime Unit (SAUTT), Strategic Services Agency (SSA), completed the redesign and construction of the National Operation Centre (NOC) command center and reconstituted the Second Infantry Battalion of (TTR).
The St Joseph seat is one of the marginal seats in the East West corridor which is crucial to secure victory.
In the 2015 general election Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh won this seat for the PNM.