Wednesday 23 September, 2020

UNC handing out truckloads of fridges, stoves, Rowley alleges

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has alleged that the United National Congress (UNC) is distributing "truckloads" of appliances in East and South Trinidad in return for votes.

Dr Rowley made the allegation while speaking at the People's National Movement (PMM) political meeting in La Brea on Tuesday night.

"As I speak to you now a few days from the election, the UNC is busy out in the East and out in the South handing out truckloads of fridges, stoves, washing machines and microwaves."

Dr Rowley urged supporters to "take it all" and "vote solidly for the PNM."

"He said: "Take the stove, take the microwave, take it all...because that is being brought to you from the money that they took from you that they are using to get your vote and the only thing you have to do after you have taken what they have offered you, go and vote solidly for the PNM."

The Prime Minister also alleged that the UNC has distributed large amounts of "old bills" to criminal elements.

Dr Rowley said: "Remember this Government changed the old bills to new bills and almost half a billion dollars didn't come back and you all were wondering what would happen to that money now. Well, let me tell you what is happening to that one now, they're giving it to people, not all of whom are operating within the law. And you know what those are saying, they're telling the people when they come into Government they will change the law to make those bills legal tender."

Loop News reached out to UNC PRO Anita Haynes for comment.

Haynes described the allegations as "blatantly false."

"This is not the first time and I am sure it will not be the last that Keith Rowley has made blatantly false accusations and provided no evidence. He is the creator of emailgate politics. He is a man without a plan and without a track record of delivery. So we can expect more wild accusations and no substance from Keith Rowley."

Haynes added: "The UNC has and will continue to run a campaign based on policies. Rowley and his cohorts can continue with their propaganda campaign."

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