Instead, Rowley resorted to his trademark tactic of insulting citizens, branding all those who seek data on the impact on the SoE over the past three months as “donkey logic”.
Rowley also resorted to blatant lies, falsely accusing the Opposition Leader of challenging the Covid 19 public health regulations in court. I wish to state that at no time did I take any such matter to court.
It is clear that the extension of the State of Emergency has nothing to do with public health, rather it is a power grab by the PNM.
By extending emergency powers, the PNM wants to continue to rule by decree, trampling our Parliamentary democracy, and shutting down all those who demand transparency and accountability.
There is no evidence to suggest the next three months will be any different from the last three months. As our economy continues to sink and suffer from the lack of a clear Covid -19 strategy, the PNM will continue to fail the people of our country.
The greatest threat our nation faces to its economic stability and democracy is not Covid-19, it is Keith Rowley and the PNM.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP
Leader of the Opposition