Controversial International Trinidadian Political Figure Austin Jack Warner has resigned as the political leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) in Trinidad after elections there on Monday.
The announcement was made on Wednesday Evening during the party’s National Executive meeting in Warner’s Chaguanas West Office , Caroni Savannah Road, Charlieville.
The ILP were unsuccessful in all of the 26 seats they contested in Monday’s general elections.
A Release stated that Warner decided to step down as political leader in order to have a successful succession planning.
“The National Executive was advised by the political leader, Jack Warner, of his irrevocable decision to pass on the mantle of leadership of the party as part of the succession planning of the ILP. Mr Warner stated that the ILP must be a vehicle for the emergence of new political blood and talent, especially from the youth membership of the party,” the release said.
October 10th has been set as the day for the ILP elections for political leader.