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A Former UNC MP Gives His Opinion on UNC Members’ Abstention on Gary Griffith Vote.

A Former UNC MP Gives His Opinion on UNC Members’ Abstention on Gary Griffith Vote.

Former UNC MP Vasant Bharath says the Opposition erred when it failed to support Gary Griffith’s nomination to the post of Police Commissioner in the Parliament earlier this week.

Speaking on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102.1 FM o Thursday morning, Mr. Bharath said the Opposition should have “put party politics aside” to address what he described as one of the biggest issues facing the population right now.

During Monday’s sitting of Parliament, nineteen government MPs voted to approve Griffith’s nomination while 13 Opposition MPs abstained.

He also pointed out that the UNC failed to take action on this very issue while in office.

In a statement yesterday, Bharath also accused the Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar of not recognizing the importance of the debate.

He pointed out her lack of attendance as evidence of this.

He added that Mrs. Persad Bissessar did not consider the debate, its outcome and the repercussions on a population weighted down by the scourge of crime, important enough to be present.

He said the UNC may find itself on the “other side of public opinion on yet another issue of national importance.”


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    Jerry C Hussain 3 months

    The Opposition acted the way they did because Emailgate was problematic for them true or false. It is apparent that Griffith’s name was dragged down into the mud or he was set up to take a fall and was fired. Kamla has a lot of explaining to do in this regard. Kamla needs to tell the nation the truth. And, of course Rowley faith hung in the balance true or false, treason or lied and will need to resign as Prime Minister. General Elections is less than two years from now so we will see the truth by then.