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Alleyne declares war on Om Lalla
It seems that all love is lost between UNC St Joseph candidate Ian Alleyne and his opposite number, the ILP’s Om Lalla, as the former Crime Watch host announced on Thursday night that he had “unfriended” his crime-fighting partner. Claiming ILP leader Jack Warner and former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj were teaming up against the People’s Partnership, he dared them to raise allegations against his name.
In an address at the UNC’s political meeting in Gasparillo, Alleyne told Warner, “Any time you are ready, come, you and your partner Om Lalla. Let me tell you something, friends done. “I thanked God for a platform as I saw my friends. I saw the Judas among me and if it took a political platform like the UNC to reveal the Judas in my life, well so be it.”
In Alleyne’s eight-minute address, he failed to finish many of his sentences. Instead, it was filled with colloquial expressions and euphemisms which seemed to hype the audience. “Let me get down to business,” Alleyne said as he ran onto the stage before a party of amused UNC ministers and candidates. “Let them know tonight that I started Crime Watch by myself and if I am the last man standing, I am the last man standing for you.” He said Maharaj was only seeking political attention after abandoning the UNC.
“I don’t have any beef with Lawrence Maharaj, but let me tell you something, that is a man who is toting feelings,” Alleyne said. “If you look at tonight who is talking, Lawrence Maharaj, a former member, a man who walked out and abandoned his party. “He cannot say anything good about anybody, so all he is looking for is political attention.” He added that with Maharaj in the ILP, Lalla did not stand a chance of ever becoming an attorney general in an ILP government.
“I was just told that the RamJack faction is coming back. Oh gosh! My boy Om Lalla is not getting the AG’s work again,” Alleyne said. “I am sorry to tell you that Ramesh is coming to take your post. The man used you, he abused you and then he refused you. “I’m not sure if I am taking you back, because I have some big guns with me now. I have some big-time lawyers with me now, so I am not to sure.”
Revealing that it was he who had given Attorney General Anand Ramlogan the information alleging that ILP deputy leader Anna Deonarine owned a stolen car, Alleyne said he would die before revealing his source. “I heard Gillian Lucky asking how did a civilian end up with that document. Let me tell you something. Come search my house, put me in handcuffs, drag me, do what you want—I will never tell you all my source,” he said.
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