Ian Alleyne, United National Congress (UNC) candidate for the St Joseph by-election, says he was “not aware of any incident” during his walkabout Wednesday at Quarry Drive, Champs Fleurs.
Yesterday, accompanied by Environment Minister Ganga Singh and about 100 supporters, Alleyne was well-received during a walkabout in Aranjuez and Champs Fleurs. He listened to a wish list ranging from speed humps, street lights, paved roads, a proper water supply and the need for infrastructure, including box drains. Allyene also pleaded with constituents and potential electors “not to split the votes”. He said he could deliver goods and services where former MP Herbert Volney had failed. He boasted about infrastructual works at Sooknanan, Jagessar and Oudai Streets, Aranjuez.
Asked about the incident yesterday, Alleyne said: “I am not aware of that. Nobody from my team. Nobody on my walk did that. We have to keep it (campaigning) clean and focus on the issues and what people want.
“There are other people who might take it to heart and take it personal. I am here to see about what the people want. No person from my side got involved in that.”
Alleyne said it was mandatory constituents voted judiciously since he had access to resources. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was giving him “100 per cent support,” he said.
Speaking at Hutton Road, St Joseph, Alleyne said, “The time has come for St Joseph people to have proper representation. They must not split the votes. They should not give it to people who cannot perform. What can ILP do for you? PNM can’t do anything. They are not in power. In 10 days, I have been able to do what wasn’t done in 40 years. So just imagine if you elect me.”
Wading into Volney, Alleyne said: “The people voted for him and he did absolutely nothing. You can’t promise people and not deliver. Let them know I have access to government services. The ILP lost. They just split the votes. The PNM... I am excited to see what will happen in St Joseph.”