Sunday, April 21, 2013

COP calls on Jack to resign

The Congress of the People (COP) on Saturday called on Minister of National Security Jack Warner to step down.

In a media release, political leader Prakash Ramadhar said the party has taken note of a report by the Integrity Committee of Concacaf which was made public on Friday containing serious allegations against Warner and former Concacaf general secretary Chuck Blazer. 

Among the issues raised in the report was an allegation that Warner did not disclose to Concacaf or FIFA that the US$25.9 million Centre of Excellence at Macoya was built on land owned by Warner’s companies.

Ramadhar said Warner had “ample time” to clear his name but did not.
“In order to maintain credibility and trust in Government and country, we have always maintained that persons in high public office facing serious allegations ought to step aside until the conclusion of such investigations," said Ramadhar.

"When prior serious allegations were made by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Mr Warner had every opportunity to clear his name. He chose to avoid that process by resigning and indicating he would disclose a ‘Tsunami of truth’. Mr Warner had ample time to do so as the country expected no less. He chose not to,” he added.

Ramadhar said the COP “places country first and is of the strong view that Trinidad and Tobago’s reputation must not be endangered. To that end, we call upon Mr Warner to stand down as a Minister of this Government for the sake of the people of Trinidad and Tobago”.

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