Former world soccer powerbroker Jack Warner has resigned from his post as the national security minister of Trinidad & Tobago.
In a brief statement Sunday night, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says that Warner decided to resign from the Cabinet and that she accepts his decision. She thanks Warner for his service to the nation and advises the governor general to appoint another lawmaker to the post.
The resignation comes days after an ethics panel of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football released a report charging that Warner and a former secretary general of the group enriched themselves through fraud during their terms with the organization.
Trinidad’s opposition had demanded Warner’s resignation.
He is also a former vice president of the world soccer body, FIFA.
The leader of Trinidad’s main opposition party is seeking the resignation of former world soccer vice president Jack Warner, who currently serves as the island’s national security minister.
Opposition leader Keith Rowley said late Friday that he will present the issue for debate in Parliament next week.
His comments came just hours after CONCACAF‘s ethics and integrity committee released a report stating Warner and the former secretary general of the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football enriched themselves through fraud during their terms with the organization.
Warner is a former vice president of the world soccer body FIFA who oversaw North American and Caribbean soccer for almost 30 years. He resigned in June 2011 to avoid investigation into a bribery scandal.