Last update: 13-Dec-2013 3:20 am
Friday, December 13, 2013
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Online
You are here
Warner: Ramjack is back
Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Jack Warner says RamJack is coming back. Warner made the announcement on Thursday night while addressing supporters in Penal, mere metres from Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Siparia constituency office. The ILP leader said he contacted former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj on Thursday morning to discuss the recreation of RamJack.
Warner, who opted to hold his party’s last local government national meetings in Persad-Bissessar’s hometown, said he contacted Maharaj because he believes “the time has come when all of us have to get together to stop this evil.” He said he called Maharaj and the former AG was cordial and kind to him. Warner said he was reminded that he (Maharaj) “told him (Warner) so” and had warned him.
“I did not want to listen. Panday said that lady is not ready and I did not want to listen and today not only I have to pay the price for my hardenness, but you too pay that price,” he said. RamJack was a breakaway faction in the UNC in 2009 with Maharaj, Warner and Winston Gypsy Peters, all of whom were UNC MPs at the time. They began a caravan of change to bring about a change in the leadership of the party which was then being led by Basdeo Panday. Warner commended Maharaj for his response and willingness to meet.
“He realise that the problem we are facing is grave, too grave,” he said. Warner said he and Maharaj would meet after Monday’s election,. This delighted supporters who cheered loudly and tooted horns. “RamJack has to be recreated and Gypsy could stay up there if he want. But Ramesh and me going down there,” he said. The ILP leader asked supporters to question just who was the real owner of a mall being constructed metres away from Persad-Bissessar’s office in Penal.
Warner then turned his attention to Attorney General Anand Ramlogan whom he accused of leaking documents on ILP deputy leader Anna Deonarine’s Range Rover and her family’s multi-million dollar land deal. He said all signs point to Ramlogan passing the documents to Crime Watch host-turned politician Ian Alleyne, to whom he referred as “Ian Agitation.” Warner said Ramlogan knew Deonarine had been cleared of wrongdoing.
“Many months ago he knew what the DPP had said and (he) did nothing about it hoping to use it at the appropriate time to, of course, destroy a woman, a lady, the deputy political leader of this party. The AG cannot start to apologise,” he said He described Ramlogan’s actions as “wickedness of the highest order.” Warner said one should review Ramlogan’s stewardship and his role in the e-mail scandal, the Section 34 issue and the 2011 state of emergency. “Today (Herbert) Volney stands vindicated,” he said.
The ILP leader said he would be meeting with a human rights lawyer next week Thursday to file a lawsuit against the Government on behalf of Cepep and URP workers who were fired by Government on the basis of political, religious or racial discrimination.
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff. Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Please help us keep out site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option.
Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.