Anil Roberts has said tendered his resignation as Minister of Sport and has also stated his intention to resign as the Member of Parliament (MP) for D’Abadie/ O’Meara with immediate effect.
The former Minister stated he was proud of his tenure as a Cabinet Member and MP
Mr. Roberts said he was force to tender his resignation because he did not want to have a negative impact on the People’s Partnership Government.
He has maintained that he did nothing wrong since he was never mention in the Central Audit Report on the LifeSport program which he claimed was flawed.
In an Immediate response
The Congress of the People (COP) Political Leader, Prakash Ramadhar, has said that the former Sport Minister had done the honorable thing.
Mr. Ramadhar stated that if Mr. Roberts goes ahead and also resigns as a Member of Parliament the party would appoint a caretaker representative to ensure that the electors of that constituency are not without representation.
He added his party has always emphasized that all holders of public office must uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct.