Watson Duke will hang up his boots as president of the Public Services’ Association (PSA) at the end of November to go full time into politics to capture the Tobago East and West seats from the People’s National Movement (PNM).
The announcement was made yesterday by Duke at a press conference at the PSA’s headquarters, Port-of-Spain. His announcement brought him to tears.
Duke has been PSA’s president for a decade.
His comments came one week after he was detained and charged by the police for sedition, arising out of statements made last November.
Speaking for the first time since being out on $250,000 bail, Duke described the police’s attack as “a pleasant surprise.”
During his detention, Duke said his cell phone which contained his personal banking information, the union’s financial transactions as well as “intimate photographs” of he and his wife was confiscated by Special Branch officers who requested that he surrender his phone’s code which he refused, stating that this was a violation against his rights.