Leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Dr. Keith Rowley on Saturday September 13 showered praises on former PNM leader Patrick Manning at a reception held in Manning's honor. Rowley said his life would have been worse had he not met his predecessor and former prime minister Patrick Manning. The reception was held Manning’s honour at Paria Suites, La Romaine.
Rowley said, “I’ve asked myself had I not met Patrick Manning, my life would have been quite different, easier I’m sure, but different.” Rowley said he would have been “worse off” because over the period he shared with Manning, he was able to be part of building the country. He said countries do not produce people as Manning in large numbers. “They come in small numbers and that is why maybe, maybe, the shoes I wear tonight are only my size and not his, but the same journey is ahead of the PNM,” he said.