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Alleyne accused of political ploy
UNC candidate for the St Joseph by-election Ian Alleyne, whose campaign motto is getting the job done, was chided by residents during his walkabout in the constituency yesterday for starting a host of projects as a political ploy to get votes. But, Alleyne said, the area had been neglected even under former MP Herbert Volney and he wanted an opportunity to deliver to the people.
“If I can’t deliver, I will walk,” he said. Alleyne, the former host of Crime Watch, went from door-to-door in the area greeting residents and offering to immediately address their concerns, which ranged from poor drainage to crime.
He promised that should he be elected there would be a total lockdown on crime and said his track record in this field spoke for itself. Alleyne, unlike his opponents, has access to the resources needed to perform right away in the area as his party is in power, a point he made clear when he said the people want delivery now and the Opposition was incapable of doing anything for them.
He boasted that since being announced as the party’s candidate, he has been delivering. Alleyne said he was not concerned by the early polls which showed him falling behind in the race and said polls could not deliver. Leader of the COP and MP for St Augustine Prakash Ramadhar was also on the walkabout to show his support as he lives in the area.
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