Premier Greg Selinger has a potential rival, but not commenting on race or rules
WINNIPEG – Its technically a one-horse race for Premier, but that could soon change.
NDP MLA Theresa Oswald said again Friday she is considering a leadership run but is not close to making that decision.
“I will just say a number of people have approached me,” said Oswald, who publically spoke out against Greg Selinger earlier this month. “More than ten people, less than 500.”
NDP party brass will meet tomorrow to outline parameters of a potential leadership race, but have said they will not comment on the specifics of what that race may look like until the legislative session ends December 6th.
Party insiders tell Global News a key issue will be ensuring the race is “as fair as possible” to all involved. That could mean asking the Premier to step aside and have someone else lead the province while the leadership is sort.
Selinger says he will be at Saturday’s meeting but dodged questions on whether he would step aside if asked.
“We will have that discussion tomorrow, “said Selinger.
Steve Ashton, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation would also not comment directly on leadership questions, calling them “hypothetical”.
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