Minister Eric Williams is expected to tender his resignation
from the Patrick Manning administration today, CNC 3 reported
Senior government members confirmed the resignation was to
take place shortly after Williams makes bail, set at $350,000,
when he appears before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today to
answer seven charges of misconduct in public office, CNC 3s
Curtis Williams reported.
The CNC 3 report said sources declared that the minister has
Williams knows what to do and he will do that tomorrow (today).
It is sad to see him go but surely with the charges now hanging
over his head it is untenable for him to continue, CNC
3 reported a source as saying.
will meet as a government and deal with our business. But
it shows that the office of the DPP and the police service
remain free from any political influence, the source
CNC 3 said sources felt Williams resignation would be
a blow to Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who would have to
find a replacement who can keep pace with the myriad of investments
taking place in the energy sector.
Sources said Manning may have several options.
He may to go outside of his Cabinet to get a new Minister
of Energy or take over the Ministry himself.
He may also appoint Public Administration Minister Dr Lenny
Saith, Housing Minister Dr Keith Rowley or junior Trade Minister
Diane Seukeran to the post.