Franklin Khan, PNM Chairman

The People’s National Movement is taking issue with the process that was followed in the Prime Minister announcing a limited state of emergency.

Party Chairman, Franklin Khan, and party member Camille Robinson Regis spoke at a media conference held at Balisier House this morning.

Both Mr. Khan and Mrs. Robinson Regis agreed that the Prime Minister may have pre-empted the decision of President George Maxwell Richards in announcing the limited state of emergency before getting the official approval of the President.

They said this announcement may have tied the President’s hands in agreeing with the Prime Minister in this matter.

The PNM is also taking issue with what they say is the lack of information being circulated to the public on this situation.

Mr. Khan described announcing a limited state of emergency as government’s “Ultimate act” in the fight against crime.

He warned that if this measure does not yield results then the People’s Partnership should step down from government.