At present, leaders for various posts within the party including that of political leader, are picked through the delegate system but Rowley is favouring the one-man, one-vote system as being more democratic.
The issue was one of a wide range of topics dealt with by Rowley in his address at the meeting held at the San Fernando East constituency office of former prime minister and party political leader Patrick Manning.
Rowley also promised that the PNM will host a debate, “when the time comes”, similar to that used by candidates contesting the post of political leader of the Congress of the People (COP) in that party’s internal election on Sunday.
Speaking on the one-man, one-vote system Rowley said, “I know there are those who think there is a problem with that. There was a presentation from San Fernando East (Manning) at the convention taking issue with it before it was discussed.” He said as a party member, he believes in the one-man one-vote and that people no longer wanted to, “surrender their democracy the way they did before. I don’t want nobody vote for me, I want to vote for myself,” Rowley said.
On the COP debates, he noted that many PNM supporters had looked and said ‘when we have ours, whenever that time comes, rest assured it will be a thing of beauty, a joy forever’.”