Moonilal: There’s fighting in ILP
Deputy Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Roodal Moonilal has claimed that there is internal fighting within the executive of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP).
Addressing UNC supporters in Rio Claro on Saturday night, Moonilal said, “That party is breaking up by the hour ... Monday I will tell you something that is happening with them there. Jack said he introduced a girl named Anna Deonarine. He said that is the succession planning, Anna Deonarine. (ILP) interim deputy political leader Lyndira (Oudit) get vex, she want to fight. So already them fighting.” Moonilal told UNC supporters.
He told supporters to be wary of ILP candidates whom he said had criminal matters before the courts.
“There is another candidate in that party that I am prepared to name when the time is right who has serious allegations surrounding him involving molesting children. Those are serious matters ... I intend to ask Mr Warner whether he is supporting child molesters as candidates in the upcoming local government election. I will say more on Monday,” Moonilal said.
He said for the local government elections the ILP also had a candidate who was known to the police in connection with a series of robberies and drug possession and candidates who had stolen from a casino and a car-wash.
Moonilal also spoke of two ILP candidates he said were deportees from America and Canada, a candidate who had spent time at a mental hospital and a woman who had left her job at the bank “under very difficult circumstances” before she joined the ILP.
He said should criminal elements infiltrate and infest democratic institutions, these institutions will collapse.
“What happens when criminals have control of the police of the army, of the civil service? They will rape the treasury. They will steal, they will brutalise,” Moonilal said.
The UNC deputy political leader said it was ILP’s interim chairman Robin Montano who had, in the past, denounced the million-dollar firetruck fiasco but now was sitting next to Warner. Warner was the National Security Minister when the issue took place.
During the meeting, Moonilal called on maxi-taxi drivers who he said had complained of not being paid after they transported ILP supporters to that party’s political meetings, to make a report to the police.
He told supporters that it was the People’s Partnership that opened the Biche High school after it remained closed by the People’s National Movement (PNM).
He also said that the fire station, promised by PNM’s Eric Williams in 1964 when he went to the area, will be built under this government.
He said the sod had also been turned for the building of a police station in Arima.