....vows to help Govt fight crime
Tuesday, October 15 2013
THE UNC’s St Joseph candidate, television personality Ian Alleyne, last night used his first political platform address since being formally made the candidate to give his personal explanation of why he took the step to contest the seat for the UNC.
Alleyne told a crowd that he decided to accept the candidacy in response to Independent Liberal Party (ILP) interim leader Jack Warner.
The Crime Watch television host also said he saw his move as being part of the work he did on his programme, pledging to continue his fight against crime by relaying information handed to him to the State authorities. Further, he stated he would relay other information, related to infrastructural and local government needs, to the State entities responsible.
Alleyne appeared at the UNC’s rally at Coal Mine Trace, Fyzabad, at 9.09 pm, arriving to the tune of his television show’s theme song, ‘The Hunt is On’. The crowd lapped up everything he did from the moment he arrived to when he spoke. At times, the transition between television show studio and political platform appeared seamless: Alleyne even brought on a “make-up girl” twice to powder his nose and wipe away sweat with a white wash-rag.
“Where is my towel? Where is my make-up girl. I am not seeing her,” he said before she appeared. After a few dabs, he said, “Thank you.”
On why he entered the political fray, Alleyne said, “I like to perform. I am a performer. I like to mash up...Jack Warner lied on me and turned me into a candidate. Just one lie. Anyhow Mr Warner, keep on lying I’ll go further. The next time you lie I will be the Member for St Joseph. The cause of my entrance into this party is because this man lied on me and I came to tell the truth.”
Alleyne said he decided to take the crime-fighting he was doing on his television programme to another level.
“I decided you know what? Time to take it to the next level. I will take the information you gave me and pass it on. I am going after them tomorrow (today),” he said, noting he has a website at ianalleyne.com. “We are going after the criminals. Enough. Talk done. Are you ready to go after them?” He said he would pass information on to the Ministry of National Security. He also called for information on local government issues.
“So when you give me the information on how many box drains you need just tell me I will tell them. That is all and you will see performance,” he said. “I am telling the people of St Joseph, tell me what you want.” Alleyne denied that he had sold out.
“Sell out? That cannot be Ian Alleyne. Sell out? I am here to tell you I am not intimidated by Jack Warner. His mouth is very nasty. The gentleman last night called me a clown. At least a clown could make you laugh. A clown would not steal from you or rob you. You could call me a clown but you cannot call me a crook,”Alleyne also said. “This fight is not for the faint hearted. He is playing nasty he said has a picture of me with a young girl. Which means to say I am really hot on girls.”
The UNC candidate held up what he said was a file on ILP interim deputy political leader Anna Deonarine’s 2011 purchase of a Range Rover which was later determined by British authorities to be stolen. He said while she said she had checked online to ensure the car was not stolen, she was looking at the wrong website. He said if she looked at the FIFA website, she would have found criminals.