UNC: Anand, Ramdeen arrests a distraction
The arrests of former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen is a desperate attempt by the current administration to distract the public.
That's according to the United National Congress (UNC), which, in an official statement following the arrests of Ramlogan and Ramdeen said the Government was attempting to turn attention away from its "record of failure over the last four years".
"The Rowley administration is characterised by incompetence, corruption, massive unemployment and runaway crime," the party added.
However, it said while it was not privy to the details of the reports it does not condone wrongdoing of any kind.
The party added that it remains committed to focussing on people-centred development to move the country forward.
Below is the full statement from the United National Congress:
The United National Congress notes the reports that Attorneys Anand Ramlogan and Gerald Ramdeen have been detained by the police.
The UNC is not privy to the details of these reports but we wish to repeat we do not condone wrongdoing of any kind. Unlike the ruling PNM Government, the UNC is focused on working in the best interest of all the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
We have no doubt that this desperate and failing Rowley administration is searching for a way to distract the public’s attention away from their record of failure over the last four years. The Rowley administration is characterised by incompetence, corruption, massive unemployment and runaway crime.
The United National Congress knows what every person in Trinidad and Tobago knows; that the nation is in crisis, and that citizens are fed up, frustrated and angry with the Rowley government.
That’s why the United National Congress remains resolute in its plans to focus on people-centred development to move Trinidad and Tobago forward, despite the failure of the Rowley Government to deliver for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.