Manning, in a press release issued yesterday, did not specify what type of action he would like the PNM to take, but raised the prospect of a private motion being tabled by the Opposition against Warner’s conduct.
“I intend to suggest a certain move to the parliamentary caucus of the PNM to deal, in Trinidad and Tobago’s Parliament, with the behaviour of Jack Warner,” Manning said in a six-page press release which carried the heading, “Embargo for 6:00 pm”. It was unclear why the statement was embargoed from publication until 6 pm yesterday.
Manning, who is known for not normally attending PNM parliamentary caucus meetings, added, “I join with my colleagues in the PNM in calling on the Commissioner of Police to relentlessly pursue information from FIFA.” He made no mention of Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley’s similar call to Gibbs, made in an official statement on Monday.
Warner resigned as a FIFA vice-president last week. FIFA announced his resignation on Monday and said a probe into allegations of bribery would be dropped because of the resignation.
Opposition Chief Whip Marlene McDonald and Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley did not respond to calls to their mobile phones yesterday.