‘Gypsy’ unsure of future in politics
PORT OF SPAIN — Minister of Community Development, Winston ” Gypsy” Peters, said yesterday he was unsure of his political future following the victory of his friend and cousin Jack Warner in the Chaguanas West by-election.
Peters, a member of the United National Congress and Member of Parliament for Mayaro, on Monday night attended the victory celebration of his former colleague at the Independent Liberal Party’s office on Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas.
Warner is the interim leader of the newly formed ILP.
Speaking to reporters yesterday following a function in Mon Repos, San Fernando, Peters said Warner will always have his support, but currently he remains loyal to the UNC.
Peters said: “My name is Gypsy but my crystal ball don’t tell me anything about the future so I don’t know what the future holds. What I do know is Mr. Warner is my friend and relative and I will always support him. He is the one who got me involved in politics.”
Peters said he was not surprised by Warner’s massive victory and repeated that he had said that he had no intention of campaigning against Warner, unlike some of his colleagues, because of his conscience.
“I said that I was not going to campaign against Mr. Warner and it didn’t mean that I was campaigning for or against anybody. I cannot conscionably campaign against Mr Warner,” he said.
However, he said: “I am loyal to my party. I am loyal to everything that I do until there is occasion not to be. Right now I have no occasion not to be anything.”
Warner, he said, has not yet asked him to formally join the ILP but if asked to join Peters said he is not sure if he would.
“Any time anybody approaches you to do something, you think about it and then you decide whether you would or not so I could not say anything whether I would. I don’t know what I will do tomorrow morning. It depends.” (Express)