Saviour of the poor
Moonilal praises Alleyne:
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Give Ian Alleyne a chance and vote him out in 18 months if you are not happy with his performance, says Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Speaking at a public meeting at Bamboo last night, Persad-Bissessar said she was confident Alleyne was the best candidate to represent the people of St Joseph as he is deeply committed to preserving the sanctity and safety of families.
Alleyne, said Persad-Bissessar, has an aggressive passion to stand against corruption in all forms and to fight for justice on the side of the people.
“The passion behind his words and the fight in his voice told me that what he really wants out of being an MP is the opportunity to up the ante in his fight for better and safer lives for working-class and middle-income families and communities,” she said.
“And I was extremely happy to see that what he brings is not politics as usual, but fresh new ideas to ensure that the people’s voices and needs will always trump politics,” she added.
The Prime Minister went on to praise Alleyne as a “fearless fighter” who stood on the people’s side.
“I believe in Ian as a man who will represent you all, equally, with compassion, and with more focus on your needs than politics,” she said.
Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal also came to Alleyne’s defence, describing him as a “saviour” to the poor people.
“If you believe that an injustice has been meted out to you, who do you call? Not the Ghostbusters, you know, you call Ian Alleyne,” said Moonilal.
“He is a saviour to people who feel oppressed and underprivileged. When you go to vote, you have to think if something happens to you 11 o’clock in the night, you flood away, a crime takes place, a child didn’t come home in the evening when you expect that child to come home, who will you call and who will be there?” he added.
“You will call Ian Alleyne and he will be there because when he was out of Government he was there, so he might be there more when he in Government where he have access to resources to help people,” Moonilal continued.
Moonilal noted that People’s National Movement (PNM) candidate Terrence Deyalsingh and Independent Liberal Party (ILP) candidate Om Lalla are “quarrelling” because of projects being done in the St Joseph constituency under the will of Alleyne.
Moonilal said he as a Government minister gets numerous letters asking for help.
He disclosed some of these letters came from PNM candidates who contested the local government elections.
“In the last local government election, PNM candidates wrote me letters for housing. I reply to some, others I refer it...I have helped PNM candidates if they bring genuine cases of emergency. “So if Ian Alleyne today is taking up your problems to State agencies and they are responding, that is a sign of what is to come,” said Moonilal.
He questioned why Deyalsingh and Lalla do not write letters on behalf of the people.
“Today Ian Alleyne stands here tall as ever, this is a young man who has dedicated his life to public service. Before he came to this platform he was on television every single day...and who is he fighting for, who is he advocating on behalf for? Not himself...for the poor, the depressed, the underprivileged,” said Moonilal.