PNM: We never attended meeting
The People's National Movement has written to House Speaker Wade Mark seeking a reply to statements made in Parliament on March 8 by National Security Minister Jack Warner which suggested that the PNM was conspiring with others to destabilise the country.
"I wish to place on the record of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago that the PNM has never, and will never be involved or be a party to any subversive activity which is aimed at destabilising our beloved country," PNM general secretary Ashton Ford stated in the letter to Mark, dated March 15.
"On behalf of the Political Leader Keith Rowley, the chairman, members of the Executive, members of the party as a whole, and indeed our supporters both home and abroad, I can state categorically no meeting of the PNM or gathering of officers took place in the locations mentioned and included any of the persons mentioned by the Member of Parliament for Chaguanas West.
"The party wishes to denounce the outrageous slander and downright falsehood of the Minister of National Security made against the People's National Movement," Ford stated.
Last week Friday, Warner stated that a number of persons, including members of the PNM, attended a secret meeting in St Joseph at which ways and means of destabilising the country were discussed.
Ford said since 1956, the PNM has contested every general election and has functioned in accordance with both the letter and spirit of the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago.
This is the fourth denial that has been issued as a result of Warner's statement.