Thursday 9 July, 2020

PNM Women on UNC Senator’s scandalous claims: Where’s the evidence?

Opposition Senator Khadijah Ameen joins the debate on private motion, calling on the Government to ensure the protection of leased lands to General Earth Movers Limited / Marilissa Farms Limited. © 2020 Office of the Parliament. All rights reserved.

Opposition Senator Khadijah Ameen joins the debate on private motion, calling on the Government to ensure the protection of leased lands to General Earth Movers Limited / Marilissa Farms Limited. © 2020 Office of the Parliament. All rights reserved.

Show us the evidence.

That’s the response from the Women’s League of the People’s National Movement (PNM) in relation to what it labelled scandalous claims from Opposition Senator Khadijah Ameen during the debate on the Domestic Violence Bill earlier this week.

Senator Ameen claimed that she has evidence that PNM members have offered money in exchange for intimate photos of a United National Congress (UNC) candidate.

In the absence of evidence proving her claim, the Women’s League has advised that the Opposition Senator, instead, “keep as quiet as her Opposition Leader in the face of Donald Trump’s turnaround on Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaido.”

Further, the PNM Women’s League cautioned Senator Ameen against desecrating the Senate Chamber “with her incredulous fulminations” and work toward building “a legacy that others would wish to emulate”.

Below is the full statement from the People’s National Movement:

The National Women’s League of the People’s National Movement today challenges Opposition Senator Khadija Ameen to produce the evidence she purportedly possesses of PNM members offering money in exchange for intimate photos of a UNC candidate, or keep as quiet as her Opposition Leader in the face of Donald Trump’s turnaround on Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaido.

The Women’s League would routinely ignore the rantings of Ms. Ameen who has seen four (4) of her Senate colleagues already selected as prospective candidates for Election 2020, and is therefore now desperate to make herself more marketable to her Opposition Leader.

Her scandalous comments, however, uttered as they were in the Senate, cannot be left unchallenged. The Women’s League wishes to remind Ms. Ameen that the PNM is very cautious about throwing good money after bad.

Beginning with the photos of a then Cabinet Minister in the now infamous Room 201, photos of other UNC candidates, both current and past, and stories of their boorish behaviour are a dime a dozen on the internet, removing the need to expend hard-earned money on such frivolities.

The Women’s League understands Ms. Ameen’s anguish and empathizes with her.

After being in the service of the Opposition Leader for the last five (5) years, even rising to the rank of Deputy Political Leader, to now be denied the opportunity to contest a safe seat for the Opposition in the upcoming 2020 General Elections, in favour of much lesser known faces, must be a bitter pill to swallow.

We urge her though, to not desecrate the Senate Chamber with her incredulous fulminations, but rather seek to leave behind a legacy that others would wish to emulate.

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