Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal condemns Rowley’s latest attempt to distract from national issues
UNC Member of Parliament for Oropouche East Dr Roodal Moonilal is today condemning the Prime Minister’s attack on members of the Opposition.
Dr Moonilal issued to following statement:
It is disappointing to hear the Prime Minister launch an unwarranted attack on Members of the Opposition this morning at his news conference before he set off on another leave of absence.
Instead of dealing with the issues that are affecting the people of Trinidad and Tobago and putting forward solutions, Dr Keith Rowley chose instead to sow the seeds of division in our nation.
We condemn Rowley’s latest attempt at misleading the population and distracting from the issues that matter. It is worth reminding the public that it was the Prime Minister, the head of Cabinet and Head of the National Security Council, who has repeatedly criticized the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, choosing to blame law enforcement for his Government’s inability to deal with spiraling crime.
It is very disturbing to hear the Prime Minister suggest that he has personal information on possible further charges to be laid by the police in the current Anand Ramlogan matter and to insinuate that other members of the Opposition will be in court soon. How does the Prime Minister know this?
We ask whether there is collusion between elements of the police service and the political directorate?
Our democratic principles are being eroded when the Prime Minister can openly allude to future police action and suggest personal and intimate knowledge of police investigations.
As he leaves on yet another trip, the matter of the ferry debacle remains unresolved, and the re-appointment of Robert Le Hunte to the position of Public Utilities Minister, which is unacceptable.
The Opposition maintains that Mr Le Hunte’s firing and re-appointment is a breach of the Constitution and laws of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Prime Minister has to accept responsibility for bringing the two highest offices in our land into disrepute.
Rowley has shown once again that he does not care about the people of this country.
It is unacceptable that the people of Trinidad and Tobago must continue to suffer as a result of the incompetence of this Prime Minister and his Cabinet.
Strong leadership and a team with a track record of performance is needed in order to take the country forward, and Keith Rowley and his band of misfits is not that team.