Political leader of the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) Dr Carson Charles is not daunted by Jack Warner’s ghosts from the past.
Allegations of bribery and corruption have been levelled against Warner, both from his football history and stint with the United National Congress (UNC) where he served at the Cabinet level.
Charles told the Sunday Express yesterday he was not bothered by FIFA bribery allegations against his new political “partner” and interim leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP).
In fact, he said his members were very happy with the ILP alliance.
“As far as I am concerned Mr Warner’s personal issues will be dealt with in due course by persons who are involved in those matters.”
He made the point during a telephone interview with the Sunday Express following a regional mobilisation meeting at the La Joya Complex, St Joseph, where Charles met with party members to discuss the idea of a “grand alliance”, announced by Warner at his party’s convention last Sunday.
“This is not about Mr Warner personally. Mr Warner represents about 100,000 voters. Our discussions about a grand alliance, where we seek to mobilise all parties, is not personal to Mr Warner.
Already we have two committees which would be meeting and working out the things we can do together,” Charles said, adding that the committees met last week and will meet again this coming Thursday to map out plans.
The NAR has been in inactive for several years, following its crushing defeat in the 1991 general elections after serving for one term, but Charles said the decision to align itself with the ILP was as a result of discussions between both men.
Charles said his members were “quite happy about (an alliance)”, adding that the NAR has always been at the forefront of forming alliances.