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COP leader in urgent meeting with minister

By Kim Boodram kim.boodra@trinidadexpress.com

CONGRESS of the People (COP) leader Prakash Ramadhar was up to late yesterday locked in a meeting with a government minister discussing a video that showed someone resembling him wrapping a marijuana joint.

Up to 7 p.m., Ramadhar was said to have been heading one of three intense meetings taking place at the party’s Operations Centre at Charlieville, Chaguanas, with discussions based on the footage, aired exclusively on TV6 at the start of that station’s evening newscast on Wednesday. 

Sources could not confirm any other attendants at that meeting but earlier yesterday, the COP, in a media statement headed,  “In light of  Video aired on TV6 News: COP Seeks Clarity from Minister on Its Contents”, stated that its political leader was taking steps to have the matter clarified urgently. 

“In that context, a COP minister has been invited to an urgent clarification meeting with the party today,” the release stated.

The COP said it had also requested a copy of the video footage from the television station, to assist in its “attempt to clarify the matter”.

“Having completed its own investigation, the COP will take any further action that may be warranted,” Ramadhar stated in the release.

“We are treating this situation with the urgency it deserves, while at the same time ensuring that we do so in a manner which is fair to all concerned.”

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