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MSJ calls for peaceful election campaign
Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah yesterday called for a peaceful campaign in the local government elections. His comments came in the wake of a shooting incident which claimed the life of the common-law husband of the Congress of the People (COP) local government candidate for Malabar Kizzy Edwards outside her Malabar suboffice. Abdulah made the statements as he digitally signed the Caribbean Cervical Cancer e-petition yesterday for greater screening for cervical cancer.
He was among the personalities who recorded a public service announcement promoting the e-petition, which is an initiative of the Cancer Society and the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, at Rosalino Street, Woodbrook. The father of Edwards’ children, 21-year-old Shiyloh McIntosh, of Guerra Street, Calvary Hill, Arima, was murdered along with 27-year-old Kernel Jobe of Sunset Avenue, Cocorite Road, on Tuesday night.
Abdulah said he offered condolences to Edwards other members of the COP family. “I must also say the MSJ abhors violence...We are totally opposed to violence and especially in a process of democracy such as elections there must be no acts of violence,” he said. He called for a peaceful campaign and for all leaders of political parties to tell their supporters there must be no violence or intimidation in this democratic exercise.
He said it was very important, because if the country goes down the road of violence during elections then it was headed to “a very dangerous place indeed.” Commenting on the arrest of a 38-year-old Independent Liberal Party (ILP) candidate allegedly held on Tuesday with a gun and ammunition, Abdulah said the incident raises concerns about the screening of candidates.
Asked about his party’s preparation for the local government elections, he said, the MSJ was not having a launch but had been on the ground meeting the communities and addressing community issues for weeks.
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