The Leader of the Opposition continues to peddle misinformation in attempts to mislead the public and score cheap political points, Communication Minister, Vasant Bharath said on Wednesday. Minister Bharath’s statement followed a media release from the Leader of the Opposition claiming that the Prime Minister had abandoned her role to attend football games.
“Dr Rowley has not only failed to advance even a single idea on alternative policy, but now has either misunderstood, or deliberately misrepresented the fact that the Government has indeed acted on the Immigration and Passport Office issue.”
Minister Bharath added: “The Prime Minister has decisively intervened in the issue, through the intervention of the Labour Minister, Errol McLeod, who obtained an injunction restraining the PSA from shutting down public offices. It is for this reason that the Prime Minister also assured the nation that she will exercise every resource available in ensuring the rights of citizens are not compromised. There is no room for negotiation on that.”
Reminding the Leader of the Opposition of his own recent absence which was never explained, Minister Bharath said: “When the Prime Minister decided to leave the country, she ensured that she was very clear with the public on where she was going and the fact that it was at her own expense. And she also made it very clear that this is the first trip she has taken with her family since becoming Prime Minister.”
“But during his own leadership campaign, Dr Rowley disappeared for days on a foreign trip to Dubai, without an explanation or indication to his party’s membership or to the nation. And now, today, on the eve of Dr Rowley leaving the country for unknown reasons, because he believes has no one to explain to.”
“Therefore for Dr Rowley to now be grasping at straws and feigning indignation over the Prime Minister’s trip by selling misinformation for cheap political points is disingenuous in the extreme and is further proof that nothing he says can be believed. We have said before and will say it again, Dr Rowley simply cannot be trusted!”
“Dr Rowley needs to understand that his role is not to slyly use misinformation at every opportunity to create panic, fear and instability, but rather to represent people with ideas and action.”