PNM General Secretary Foster Cummings is tipped to be the PNM candidate for the La Horquet­ta/Talparo seat in place of the present incumbent, Maxie Cuffie whose health does not make it possible for him to be a candidate in 2020. Cummings is known to carry serious bag­gage especially as it relates to his receipt of government
At the UNC National Con­gress on August 18th, last UNC Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar asked several questions about the award of Government contracts to Senator Cummings especially contracts to build com­munity centres and garbage col­lection in HDC housing units.
Persad- Bissessar questioned the procurement process that was used, the value of the contracts and why so many contracts were given to one individual at the ex­pense of so many smaller ones whose equipment has remained idle.
As soon as the bell for the 2020 General Election is rung Foster Cummings will be in for a rough time especially if as ru­moured Jearlean John is the UNC candidate.
The last UNC Member of Par­liament for this seat was Jairam Seemungal who won the seat in 2010 by over 1200 votes, having received 8990 to 7400 votes for the PNM candidate.

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