Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Anil calls on PNM to deal with Rowley

Anil Roberts used to be a member of the People's National Movement (PNM). However he left the party, joined the Congress of the People (COP) and was elected as the MP for D'Abadie O'Meara in the 2010 general election.
On Monday, the Sports Minister had some advice for his former party - deal with your leader.

Roberts was speaking in the debate in the House of Representatives in the motion of no confidence brought against the government. 

In leading off the debate Opposition Leader Keith Rowley produced a series of documents, which he said were incriminating emails exchanged among four people - Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, Local Government Minister Suruj Rambachan and the PM's National Security Adviser, Gary Griffith.

Rowley said the documents were proof of a sinister conspiracy to undermine the office of the DPP by tapping the phone of the DPP and having him promoted in order to get a new DPP. He also spoke of a plot to get the Guardian to kill a story and also to harm a journalist working with the paper.

On Tuesday Guardian Editor in Chief Judy Raymond stated that she is not aware of any attempt by the government to try to prevent publication of any story.

When Roberts spoke in Parliament on Monday he accused Rowley of bringing the Parliament into disrepute and shaming his party. And he called on the PNM to haul Rowley before its General Council and have him disciplined for abusing his office and the party.

Roberts said it was unbecoming of a politician holding such an important office to behave in such a reckless manner by presenting unsubstantiated allegations against key people in the government. He said all the documents had glaring evidence that the emails were fabricated, noting that it took him just six minutes to find them.

He asked why Rowley held on to such compelling evidence for six months if he honestly thought they were genuine documents.

Rowley was absent during the presentation by Roberts and for a few moments after Roberts took his seat it appeared that the debate was over. Opposition Whip Marlenet Mc Donald was not in her seat as well, Colm Imbert was absent, Rowley was nowhere to be seen and Speaker Wade mark announced that he would put the motion to a vote if the PNM did not wish to add to the debate.

There was some hesitation among the opposition benches before MP Amery Browne rose to present his contribution.

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