“On behalf of the UNC Tunapuna Constituency Executive, we have noted with concern an erroneous report that was published in a daily newspaper on Friday August 14th, 2020.”
The United National Congress candidate for Tunapuna, David Nakhid today slammed a newspaper report which claimed a large group of individuals were irate about the non-payment of funds, and the hostilities arising out of the situation.
Nakhid took to his Facebook page saying the claims and reports are false.
“This is a categorically false and a misleading claim”, says Nakhid.
He said “in actuality, while there were persons who had arrived at the campaign office to be compensated for work accrued during the elections, the process was interrupted and subsequently halted by police officers who raised objections based on the Public Health Ordinance regarding COVID-19”.
Nakhid said “while the members of the Constituency Executive who were present did attempt to ensure that social distancing procedures were adhered to, the police officers during their second inspection, were unsatisfied with the proceedings and instructed that the exercise be discontinued immediately”.
Nakhid said frustrations exhibited by those persons who were waiting on their payment would have then arisen based on the instructions of the TTPS.
He assures that the UNC Tunapuna Constituency Executive has already put alternative arrangements in place to compensate the remaining few individuals who were disrupted prior.