I am one of you.
An emotional Ian Alleyne, who was on the brink of tears, told supporters that he had sacrificed his family for country to host Crime Watch and was committed to serving the people of St Joseph as their Member of Parliament.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar introduced Alleyne’s young son to the audience at a United National Congress (UNC) meeting at the Aranjuez Community Centre on Monday,
Speaking after the Prime Minister, Alleyne became emotional when he spoke of his son and had to pause for a few seconds.
“My son had to go into hiding, my family had to go in hiding, I had to get security. We don’t ever go out , we don’t go to a restaurant, you don’t see us around, they are here, they are back and forth, that is the price that I have to pay. Ask Om Lalla today what price he has paid, what has he sacrificed?” asked Alleyne.
Alleyne is the UNC candidate for the St Joseph by-election whilst Lalla, his former lawyer and Crime Watch co-host, is the candidate for the Independent Liberal Party (ILP).
Alleyne said because of his work and Crime Watch a number of criminals were in jail.
“Do you know how many people today sitting behind bars have matters before the courts, they are locked away for years now because of Ian Alleyne and Crime Watch… I stand before you with a track record,” he said.
“Judge me not be my appearance but by my proven track record. I am one of you, I am not from elite society, I know the basic things you want and need,” he added.
Alleyne said he came from a very “humble working class family” and during the holidays as a young boy he worked at a gas station and did odd jobs. ..READ MORE