Sunday 12 July, 2020

Not in Service: Rowley changes phone number after Devant gives it out

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is changing his phone number. 

This, after it was circulated via social media by Opposition member Devant Maharaj.

Maharaj posted the Prime Minister's number on Twitter urging members of the public to call and register their complaints about the sea bridge and the Galleon's Passage.

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In a release issued a short while ago, the PM said he is now forced to discontinue the number. 

"For very many years, I have maintained the same telephone number. Upon assuming office I continued to keep that same number and used it effectively for private and public business. Very many of you members of the public have used that number, appropriately, in your moments of need or simply to wish me well on a daily basis.

"As of Friday, December 7, 2018, Mr Devant Maharaj of the UNC, obtained my telephone number and has maliciously published it in the widest possible way on social media and further he has encouraged and incited persons to harass and threaten me," the PM said. 

Dr Rowley said he has been the subject not only of abuse but of threatening behaviour which warranted the involvement of the Commissioner of Police.

"As a result of this act of gross misconduct and in my desire to serve you in a sane and sober manner I regret that I will be discontinuing the use of the number that you might have known and used at some time in the past.

"I am saddened by this because I always felt connected to you just as an ordinary citizen whose phone number was widely known and available to the responsible public but this being the times in which we live and the technology available to the lowlifes like Mr Maharaj I have no choice but to access and use another number which you will become familiar with in the normal decent way," he said.




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