Come election day tomorrow, stay away from Jack Warner’s “green magic” and stay loyal to a government that has delivered and remains committed to the people, says Congress of the People (COP) political leader Prakash Ramadhar.
Speaking at the People’s Partnership “Homecoming” rally at Mid Centre Mall, Chaguanas yesterday, Ramadhar said that Warner was not to be trusted.
“Do not be hypnotised by this green magic...I beg of you, do not fall for Jack,” said Ramadhar.
He recalled that in 1989 when the country had high hopes of seeing the national football team play at home it never happened because of Warner.
“I always ask where did you get your money Mr Warner,” said Ramadhar noting that Warner touts himself as being a representative for the people but did not deliver money designated for the people of Haiti.
Ramadhar said that a “senior” PNM member had said that they did not need to campaign because Warner was doing it for them.
He said if the people voted for Warner’s Independent Liberal Party or the PNM then “crapaud smoke this country’s pipe”.
Labour Minister Errol McLeod, former leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) which cut ties with the coalition said that the country will recede to dark days if the PNM came back into governance now or in 2015.
He urged voters to look at the performance of the People’s Partnership government and dismiss politics of malice, hate, ethnic and racial prejudice.
McLeod said that former Prime Minister Patrick Manning had said it would cost the country $26 billion to fix the water problem yet this government was ensuring water for all.
The Prime Minister, he said, will conquer whatever debilitating factors and lead the way forward.
Referring to Warner and David Abdulah, McLeod said: “They are outside of the government because of their own failures.”
He said they questioned how he could remain in government with such a permeating stench.
“I wish to let them know that they may have been a stench but since they have left, the stench is gone,” he said.
Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal boasted that the People’s Partnership had a slate of “clean and untarnished” candidates.
During the campaign trail Moonilal had been emphasising that some of the ILP candidates had criminal records.
“A lady just declare victory to the United National Congress, I think they will deport her!” he said adding that a “wake” was happening a stone’s throw away as he made reference to the ILPs meeting in Endeavour Lands, Chaguanas.
The People’s Partnership, he said, had a record of delivery.
“While they talk, we deliver...this is the hallmark of our success from the day we entered office” he said.
“Today even our enemies admit that we have delivered.”
He warned the people that if they made the mistake and voted for the ILP they will regret this as the democracy of the country will be criminalised by that party’s cadre of candidates.
UNC St Joseph candidate Ian Alleyne also urged the people to not split the votes by voting for the ILP.
He said the PNM and ILP were a “tag team” with a mission of to “mash up” the government.