United National Congress political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar appealed for peace during general election 2020 today.

Persad-Bissessar made the call as she spoke to the media before a motorcade through her constituency of Siparia. When asked about the stabbing of former UNC councillor Phillip Gonzales on Saturday, she said she wished him a speedy recovery.

“Let’s keep it peaceful, please,” Persad-Bissessar said. “Get out very early to cast your votes. Put God in front and walk behind.”

Gonzales was stabbed by a man wearing a People’s National Movement (PNM) T-shirt on Saturday night during a pre-election motorcade.

Persad-Bissessar said she will vote in the constituency of Oropouche East today, at Hermitage Primary School, where the UNC candidate is Roodal Moonilal.