DEPUTY Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Roodal Moonilal has claimed that a second candidate from the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) for the upcoming local government elections is a deportee.
Moonilal told UNC supporters during a political meeting in Debe on Friday night that the candidate had been selected to represent the electoral district of Fifth Company in the Princes Town Regional Corporation.
“I want to tell you that our information is, and I challenge (ILP interim leader Jack) Warner and that party to tell us, our information is that he is a deportee as well from Canada.”
Moonilal also claimed that the candidate served time in jail.
“They put him in Fifth Company to run as the candidate for you and your family. Then he puts on the electoral application form for EBC (that) he is living 471 Lengua Road. When we checked down there, the houses stop at 415,” Moonilal said.
The Sunday Express made attempts to locate the candidate yesterday but was unsuccessful.
ILP coordinator for the Princes Town area Subhas Panday denied claims that the candidate was a deportee and said Moonilal made the statement to attack the candidate’s character.
In the past, Moonilal claimed that ILP candidate for Morvant area in the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation Kerwin Bucchan was a “double deportee”.
Bucchan who was granted bail last week on recent charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition and shooting with intent remains the candidate for the area for the October 21 elections.
On Friday Moonilal also made claims about the ILP’s representative in Thursday’s debate organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission (TTDC). Moonilal asked whether he was the same person who had been convicted before this country’s courts.
Moonilal also said some of the candidates were featured in ILP newspaper advertisements but had not been registered with the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC)….READ MORE