Speaking with Newsday yesterday, Cadiz said he took time yesterday to “tie up loose ends at his constituency office” and also to celebrate his victory over PNM candidate Mustapha Abdul-Hamid.
“I will be going back into the constituency today to start ground work. There is a lot to be done and I intend to start immediately,” Cadiz said.
Cadiz is also a successful businessman and owns Tropical Power Limited located at Biljah Road, Chaguanas.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission’s preliminary results indicate that Cadiz won with 10,797 votes. The PNM got 6,717 votes.
Shortly before the close of the polls on Monday, Cadiz had already recorded a 70.4 percent electoral voter turnout. At that point Cadiz confirmed his confidence in taking the seat.
Cadiz also described it as a “remarkable win.”
“We were very confident in our campaigning.
It was difficult to go against Abdul Hamid seeing that he was the incumbent Member of Parliament for the area and a government minister. In the end we were able to fight the fight and come out in victory.
We brought Chaguanas East back home,” Cadiz said.
When Cadiz’ seat was confirmed, Enterprise went in uproar with screams and tears of joy. Speaking shortly after his arrival at Rienzi Complex, Couva, Cadiz told the hundreds of supporters gathered at the Complex’s auditorium that he had “brought back UNC home.”