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St Joseph people not easy to fool—Deyalsingh
People’s National Movement (PNM) candidate in the St Joseph by-election Terrence Deyalsingh said it would be difficult for a candidate contesting the election to easily fool the St Joseph constituents. Deyalsingh was commenting on reports in the media suggesting United National Congress (UNC) candidate Ian Alleyne was using state funds during his campaign to launch community projects. Speaking to the media yesterday, before the start of his motorcade, Deyalsingh said: “The people of St Joseph are smart and decent enough to see through those things.”
Regarding the advertisements by the Independent Liberal Party and the UNC where the both parties were criticising each other, Deyalsingh said there was no need for the PNM to engage in that type of campaigning. “For this entire campaign I have said nothing about any other candidate and I don’t intend to break that today. I am focused on what I have to do.” Despite the results of the latest NACTA poll which placed Deyalsingh out front in the race for the seat, he said campaigning would continue until the end.
“I can tell you what I don’t feel—complacent. I am going after every single vote. We are going through the entire constituency today (Sunday) and we are fighting every single last vote today.” The PNM’s motorcade began at East Grove Development, Southern Main Road, Curepe, and made its way to Champs Fleurs along the Eastern Main Road. Dozens of supporters turned out bearing the party’s flags. Deyalsingh urged his supporters to go to the polls to vote. His first task if he becomes member of Parliament is to deal with poverty, job creation and infrastructure in the constituency.
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