UNC welcomes the conclusion of the ‘plant like substance’ investigation and calls for conclusion of outstanding investigations
After a protracted investigation surrounding allegations of a “plant-like” substance found on the property of former Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the United National Congress welcomes the statement by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith in which he quite correctly stated that Mrs. Persad-Bissessar could in no way be responsible.
The Party commends the Commissioner for finally clearing the air on this matter, which first surfaced four years ago in June 2015 – an election year.
The UNC hopes that similar resources will be deployed into the investigations over the allegations that Petrotrin was paying a known PNM financier and good friend of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley millions of dollars for oil it never received.
In addition, the allegations which were leveled against Mrs Persad-Bissessar and other members of the party which came to be known as “emailgate” remain unresolved, even though the probe ended two years ago and nothing of substance was found as stated by the former Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams on national television.
We reiterate our call on the Director of Public Prosecutions to act on the emailgate allegations and clear those involved as has been done by both the Integrity Commission and the former Commissioner of Police.
We are grateful for a resolution to one of the many baseless and senseless allegations leveled against the Political Leader of the United National Congress, however the Party remains resolutely committed to the development of Trinidad and Tobago, in spite of any smear campaign embarked upon by the PNM.