After the dust settled and the polls revealed that Dr Keith Rowley would be the seventh Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, congratulations began pouring in the People's National Movement (PNM) leader.
Political Leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Jack Warner, who did not win a seat during the General Election on Monday, penned a letter which he posted to his facebook page expressing his congratulations and admiration to Dr. Rowley.
“The admiration and respect you have earned during your campaign," Warner said in his letter, "have laid the foundation for the building of a strong nation and I hope that you are cognizant of the confidence that the nation has reposed in you to lift us up as a people. It is also a time of great challenges because you are called upon to lead a country that seems divisive, socially challenged and one where a considerable effort will be required to facilitate economic and social growth.”
He concluded, “as such, on behalf of every member of the ILP I wish to applaud you for a job well done during the General Election of September 7, 2015 and wish you wisdom and divine guidance as you lead our nation for the next five years.”
Former Prime Minster Patrick Manning on his facebook page “Congratulations on your victory at the polls on Monday evening, I wish you all the best not only in your leadership of the People’s National Movement, but in your role of Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago….my congratulations to you on a battle hard fought and a victory well earned.”
Dr Rowley won the General Elections on Monday, September 7, 2015 beating the Kamla Persad-Bissessar led People's Partnership with 23 seats to 18 seats.
Dr Rowley was officially sworn in as Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago today at the Queen’s Hall Auditorium in Port-of-Spain.