Monday 9 December, 2019

PM instructs attorneys to sue UNC candidate

The Prime Minister has instructed his attorneys to sue a United National Congress (UNC) candidate for defamatory statements made at the UNC rally on Saturday.

In a statement, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says has taken note of “utterly vile and derogatory statements made by the candidate sanctioned on a national UNC platform.”

The release said, “These offensive statements are a continuation of the UNC’s campaign which specifically targeted the Honourable Prime Minister in the run-up to the 2015 General Election. There is absolutely no room in Trinidad and Tobago for statements which have sinister and divisive undertones and seek to describe the Prime Minister as having committed a heinous crime.”

The Prime Minister has therefore instructed his attorneys to sue Devon Thomas, the candidate for Febeau/Bourg Mulatresse as soon as the Local Government Elections have concluded.

Thomas allegedly made the comments while performing a freestyle on stage at the rally. A video recording of the incident has been circulating online. 

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