Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley speaking with members of the media at Baliser House, Port of Spain on Monday night. Photo: Jermaine Cruickshank

The Peoples National Movement (PNM) can’t be that great if its campaign was led by corruption-accused politician Marlene McDonald.

So said Port of Spain People’s Movement (PPM) chairman Louis Lee Sing, at Gatacre Street, Port of Spain, yesterday.

The PPM contested all 12 electoral districts in the Port of Spain City Corporation. They lost in all.

Speaking about campaigning leading up to yesterday’s local government election, Lee Sing said Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley should not trivialise the PPM’s proposed latrine eradication plan because the entire city could be compromised should there be a cholera outbreak.

And he said Rowley should refrain from referring to the People’s National Movement (PNM) as “great” when “she (Marlene McDonald) is leading the campaign for the PNM”, referring to the Port of Spain South MP who is on corruption charges,

Lee Sing was joined by his son Darren Lee Sing and supporters, including psychologist Ronald John, and well-wishers.

Pausing from organising lunches, Lee Sing said: “I think the candidates are out there and they are doing well. They have brought out an understanding of what we are doing. They are encouraging people to vote. We are a new entity in politics. It has to do more work and gain recognition and change peoples’ mindset.”

He added: “Regardless of how the ball turns, we remain a group of patriots. We have to be the conscience for those who are without conscience. Those who are without conscience know themselves well.”