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Rowley defends Deonarine on Range Rover issue ‘AG violating oath of office’
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has accused Attorney General Anand Ramlogan of violating his oath of office for political gain. Rowley came to the defence of Independent Liberal Party (ILP) deputy political leader Anna Deonarine as he took Ramlogan to task during the PNM’s local government election campaign in Fyzabad on Wednesday night. Although clearly saying neither Deonarine nor ILP is a political friend of his, Rowley said: “As political leader of the PNM and Opposition Leader and as a citizen I will defend her right to fair and equal treatment.”
Reiterating his claim that Ramlogan was unsuited to be AG, Rowley said he was “scandalised” to see, on the UNC platform, the AG revealing files from his office about the stolen Range Rover investigation involving Deonarine. Reminding supporters that the AG is duty-bound to protect citizens’ rights regardless of race, colour, creed, class or “the offence that you have been accused of,” Rowley added: “Last night, on a UNC platform, in the presence of the Prime Minister, once again Anand Ramlogan violated the oath of office, because if that was not malice that took place last night, if that was not ill-will for political benefit, then you tell me what was.”
He said the AG would have known about the Range Rover issue and the $13 million land deal with Clico since 2010, but only exposed them now because Deonarine is no longer supporting the UNC. Saying Ramlogan had a bigger issue with a Range Rover which was before the Integrity Commission, Rowley said: “He is calling on Ms Deonarine on a political platform to explain why she did not buy the Range Rover from a local agent. I want to ask him tonight why didn’t you buy yours...from a local agent too.” Rowley claimed the Prime Minister cannot fire Ramlogan because she is compromised. Dubbing the UNC and ILP campaign a “campaign of a bussing mark,” he said the PNM was the only party dealing with serious issues.
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