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Warner: PNM on house-to-house race campaign in Tobago
National Security Minister Jack Warner has accused the Opposition PNM of running an underground race campaign in Tobago. Warner was speaking with the media after taking time off from meeting over 300 people who showed up at his Chaguanas West Constituency office seeking assistance yesterday morning.
Warner claims the PNM was on a house-to-house campaign preaching racial politics in Tobago hoping that this would give the party the edge in the THA election scheduled for January 21. Warner said he had received statements from individuals who had been approached with “racial talks” from PNM agents.
Warner said Hilton Sandy, in his eagerness to look good, exposed the PNM’s race campaign when he talked about a ship from Calcutta, India, waiting to come to Tobago should the TOP win. Warner said he was disgusted that the PNM wanted the TOP to pull an advertisement from the airwaves that allegedly puts the PNM in a bad light. Warner said the PNM should first pull Hilton Sandy off its campaign.
Warner said the PNM was all about using race as one of its major political ploys. He said, “Keith Rowley (the Opposition Leader), who applauded Sandy, plays Indian lover in Trinidad and puts on a kurta and goes to Divali Nagar and eats saheena and roti and then goes to Debe to eat doubles. He then goes to Tobago and practices what has become the norm for him as the biggest Indian hater.”
Warner said he plans to train his political guns on the PNM and Orville London, THA Chief Secretary, when he goes to Tobago later this week. Warner said he plans to expose several issues and would be giving London the opportunity to resign.
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