The Kamla 2015 United National Congress Press Release dated September 3rd 2015 entitled “Moonilal files petition against Al Rawi” (the ‘publication’) is a desperate act by a desperate team staring at a massive defeat in San Fernando West.
Roodal Moonilal is now the campaign manager for Razia Ahmed after the firing of her last campaign manager this week. He is the proud sponsor of the ‘No Rowley Campaign’ and the Vernella Alleyne-Toppin defilement of commonwealth parliamentary practice.
Faris Al-Rawi has proudly maintained an address in San Fernando West since birth, and is perfectly entitled to do so. In any event, the issue of his address in Trinidad and Tobago is incapable of supporting any challenge in law with respect to his candidacy, and the UNC is well aware of this fact.
The publication is spurious and vexatious and has no merit in law whatsoever. Moonilal has failed to identify what specific sections of the Representation of the People Act have allegedly been breached, or for that matter, how the declaration is false in so far as Al-Rawi’s qualification to be elected is concerned, because he is simply incapable of so doing.
No challenge against Al-Rawi can be taken seriously and is destined to fail. The UNC has lost San Fernando West, and is desperately grasping at straws in an effort to distract the voters in that constituency.
Faris Al-Rawi and the People’s National Movement looks forward to defeating the UNC at the polls on September 7th 2015.