ANNA DEONARINE, interim deputy leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP), said yesterday she was not afraid of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and regardless of what he did or said about her, she will be a “stronger woman”.
Deonarine said Ramlogan will never be referred to as an Attorney General by her and he was not deserving of his Senior Counsel title.
Deonarine was speaking at the final ILP rally before the Local Government elections tomorrow.
The rally was held at Endeavour Lands, Chaguanas.
She has been the main topic the People’s Partnership spoke about on platforms with Ramlogan talking about her vehicle and property.
In a message to Ramlogan, an emotional Deonarine said: “You have failed. The weapon of malice and lies that you have formed against me will not prosper. And I tell him that you have caused hurt. Hurt to my grandmother and parents who had to witness their granddaughter and daughter be the object of lies by a shameless bully and the only tears that came to my eyes were tears of joy and appreciation that following this your AG days are surely numbered now.”
She said: “The only thing that you did was make me a stronger woman than I was last week. The only thing you did Anand was to make me more determined to fight for the people and to get this violent and corrupt government out of office.”
Interim leader of the ILP Jack Warner also supported Deonarine’s statements, saying nobody in the People’s Partnership government criticised the Attorney General for his comments on the political platform and that meant the government, including Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, was in support of Ramlogan’s attacks on Deonarine.
He said by Persad-Bissessar’s lack of support for Deonarine, she has “destroyed women in this country”.
A surprise appearance on the platform was made by a goat dressed in a yellow jersey much to the delight of the audience.
Warner said Ramlogan was a dangerous man.
Delivering the feature address, Warner said the ILP candidates were ready to work once elected and a computer programme will be ready for use on November 1.
He said that programme will enable councillors to keep abreast of the projects in their community and all will have to get training in project management.
He also promised to build a library for Percy Villafana, the man who started the “Do So” campaign.
Other speakers included deputy leader Lyndira Oudit, chairman Robin Montano, candidate for the upcoming St Joseph by-election Om Lalla and candidates who all promised better representation.
The ILP rally began officially at 3.30 p.m. with live entertainment from several performers including Rakesh Yankaran and Anil Bheem.
Warner arrived in a customised black and green Humvee vehicle at 4 p.m. and the formal part of the programme began with the National Anthem.
All over the ground, the colour green could be seen not just in jerseys and flags.
There was green cotton candy for sale as well as brooms wrapped in green cloth and green inflatable toys.
The rally ended at 7 p.m. with a grand fireworks display and additional entertainment.