|Rowley: We will expose them |
By Clint Chan Tack Monday, June 9 2014
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Keith Rowley said the People’s National Movement (PNM) will continue to expose “any information relating to the nefarious plans of the Government or its agents which comes to our attention.”
Rowley made this declaration in response to statements made by United National Congress (UNC) deputy leader Dr Roodal Moonilal and UNC campaign manager Rodney Charles, following the disclosure of two emails at a PNM public meeting in San Juan last Thursday which proposed certain strategies to be used in the run up to next year’s general election.
Promising that any such information which comes to the PNM’s attention “will be shared with the public,” Rowley said, “The population must know that instead of accounting for its scandal-filled stewardship, the UNC government has organised and is using a team of select individuals to launch a sustained attack based on race, slander, misinformation and media manipulation.”
Rowley, who is also PNM political leader, said the Opposition is not concerned about the “clownish responses” from Moonilal, Charles “and the discredited bloggers who are well paid with taxpayers’ money.”
“The population is alerted to what the UNC is doing in its misguided hope of winning another term (in office) after this one. We have been warned. We know who the agents are. We will keep informing the public so that we can protect ourselves from this infamy of a corrupt and immoral Government,” he declared.
Rowley said citizens would have seen the UNC’s plan unfold, when Communications Minister Vasant Bharath and Works Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan appeared on morning television shows on May 19, the day after he was re-elected as PNM leader. He said this was part of “a sustained attack” on him, “citing all of the advice of the Rodney Charles email.”
In that email, dated May 16, Charles spoke about a proposed “full scale attack” on Rowley from May 19.
“We absolutely need to bring down his poll ratings,” Charles said in that email. Rowley said this was followed by persons carrying placards with racist statements in a UNC statement outside Tower D of the Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre on May 23.
Rowley met a team of police officers assigned to investigate that matter, at the Opposition Leader’s Office on Charles Street, Port-of-Spain last Friday.
Rowley charged that on May 24, at the People’s Partnership (PP) annual rally at Mid-Centre Mall in Chaguanas, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Moonilal were “revelling” about that matter.
In the most recent post on his Facebook page dated June 6, former prime minister Patrick Manning remarked, “Kamla Persad-Bissessar is probably the weakest Prime Minister Trinidad and Tobago has ever had. Unable to discipline her Cabinet.”