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Oudit: I never rented my home to Cordner
Independent Liberal Party (ILP) deputy political leader Lyndira Oudit says she never rented nor was she was approached to rent her home to former Flying Squad member Mervyn Cordner. “I live with my husband and I have three children and I have three dogs and I am not going anywhere to rent no house for nobody... What madness,” Oudit said on Thursday night in Penal.
She made the statement in response to allegations made by Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal who called on her, on Wednesday, to say if she was approached to rent her property as headquarters for the controversial New Flying Squad. Oudit, addressing supporters at the party’s final national meeting ahead of today’s mass rally in Chaguanas, said she did not know who Cordner was until she saw his photo in the newspaper.
Oudit did not mince words as she defended herself against the allegations which she described as “the wickedness of one delusional, desperate and vile malicious rumour.” She admitted that some time in September/August last year while on her way home she spoke to a man who was blocking her from entering her street. She said the man told her he was looking for a building to rent for a “special assignment.”
Oudit said she told the man she did not know about any buildings for rent and that he was in a residential area. “When I saw the picture of Mervyn Cordner, then I realised that the gentlemen standing there was one and the same. I never saw him before. I never spoke to him before, I never spoke to him after and all of a sudden he is supposedly renting my house,” she noted.
Oudit dismissed Moonilal’s suggestion that she was not qualified to hold her post of director of business development at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of T&T (Costaatt). “I did not buy my MBA, I did not buy my qualifications,” Oudit said as she defended her post which she held for the past three years. She said she graduated with her MBA in January this year. She said the People’s Partnership had no problem with her qualifications when she was in Parliament or the Senate.
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