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The Editor

Trinidad Guardian


Dear Editor

PNM sets the records straight

Among the statements made by Mr. Paolo Kernahan in his article headlined “All eyes on the Gov’t…and Opposition, published in the Trinidad Guardian dated Saturday September 19th, 2015, was that “Many are waiting to see what Attorney General Faris Al Rawi does regarding the extradition papers for fallen Fifa Vice President, Jack Warner”.  Mr. Kernahan continued that “It is public knowledge that the PNM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ILP during the Campaign.”

The People’s National Movement strongly condemns this unbridled attempt to mislead the population. There is no justification whatsoever in this unfounded and malicious statement.

On behalf of the PNM I wish advise the national community that at no time did the PNM sign any MOU with the ILP.

From its inception in 1956 the PNM has fought every election independently: never in alliance with any other party or political entity. It was no different in 2015.

Mr. Kernahan also implied that the PNM made a request to the EBC to extend the voting time on Election Day. The records will show that the Chairman of the PNM the Hon. Franklin Khan made it absolutely clear. “That the PNM did not make any request to the EBC for an extension of the voting time.”

We crave your indulgence to ensure that in the future care will be taken in ensuring that these types of inaccurate, baseless and damaging statements do not escape your attention especially when written by your columnists or through letters to the Editor.

With deep appreciation, 

Ashton Ford

General Secretary