There were chants of “Caesar! Caesar!” as Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves arrived at his Unity Labour Party’s 25th annual convention in Campden Park on July 31, 2022.
The prime minister then appears to give Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar an extended greeting at the convention.
Caesar, as well as Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves, the prime minister’s son, were the frontrunners to replace Gonsalves, 76, as the party’s leader and the nation’s prime minister.
However, in the lead-up to the convention, the party decided to shelve the leadership transition issue, the first steps of which were scheduled to take place at the convention, with the election of a deputy leader.
Instead, the ULP decided on Deputy Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel, 69, as deputy political leader of the ULP.