Friday 15 November, 2019

Kamla slams 'desperate' claims of attempted hits on PM, AG

The People’s National Movement (PNM) is being accused of fabricating an assassination plot in an attempt to hoodwink voters ahead of the 2020 General Election.

This, from Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar who said she would not be distracted by wild, outrageous and misleading allegations.

She made the comment in response to claims made on a political platform by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Rowley, at a meeting in Belmont last Friday, claimed that a US $2 million hit was put out on his life. He also alleged that a hit was put out on Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.

The Opposition leader also condemned allegations by National Security Minister Stuart Young that two senior UNC officials were in communication with criminals on the selection of candidates for the upcoming local government election.

As she spoke at the party’s South Regional Office in San Fernando on Sunday, Persad-Bissessar challenged Rowley and Young to call names.

“Call names, call names and give the names to the police and let the police investigate. And if there is any wrongdoing let the police investigate and let the police take action,” she said.

She also questioned why this was the first time that these alleged plots were being brought to light, and on a political platform.

“However, now as Prime Minister, the fact re­mains that this is the first time that Rowley has mentioned these alleged plots to assassinate him even though he has been through five major national elections and these allegations were made in 2015. We are in 2019 man. You mean for four years you did not investigate?”

The Opposition leader said the accusations were nothing more than a distraction.

“From the producers of Emailgate comes a last-ditch desperate attempt. Once again with a sequel, Emailgate 2. This is Rowley’s Mission Impossible.”

“He knows he cannot win fair and square so the actors and producers are fast at work because Balisier house has fallen.”

Persad-Bissessar said she would remain focused on working to improve the lives of citizens and getting T&T working again.

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