A mass gathering of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is expected on Sunday as the party stages a rally in Tivoli, St. Andrew’s as a show of support for its newest recruit.
The event is organised by the Constituency Branch of St. Andrew’s North East to present their Caretaker/Candidate, Terrie Hillaire, a former national cricketer.
Congress was left to look for a representative for the area after the man in the running, former Party Chairman, Kenrick Fullerton was charged for fraud by the police.
Hillaire was unanimously elected to put forward his name as a possible candidate for Congress to contest the next General Elections on an NDC ticket to challenge the incumbent, former Agriculture Minister, Roland Bhola in the next general election.
He was briefly presented to the public at a government organised rally held in Gouyave, St, John’s one week ago to mark Congress’ fourth anniversary in office.
Hillaire who is a small businessman by profession is said to have played cricket for the Windward Islands.
He told The New Today Newspaper that after being urged by several people in his constituency, he decided to enter frontline politics.
A newcomer to the field of politics, the budding politician said that for the people’s sake, he is ready for the challenge.
“It is just for the people, the people involved me,” he remarked.
The Hillaire presentation rally is endorsed by Prime Minister and Political Leader of the NDC, Tillman Thomas, and other members of the leadership of the party.
The rally would be punctuated by a number of cultural presentations.
It is not clear whether the so-called Group of Rebels within the party such as General Secretary, Peter David, Interim party Chairman, Pastor Stanford Simon and sacked government minister Joseph Gilbert will be attending the event.
Congress has been split into two factions with the vast majority of supporters seemingly giving their loyalty to the Prime Minister.