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Farley to speak extensively on leaked audio by week’s end

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Farley Augustine, finally spoke to the media and touched on the issue of a contentious audio clip, but he did little to erase any questions.

The audio clip has caused a furore since it was leaked on social media, as it purports to represent two THA officials discussing paying persons full time through the THA to spread propaganda online about the new Tobago People’s Party agenda.

Speaking at a THA Town Meeting at the Fairfield Complex in Bacolet, Scarborough, last night, Augustine said he is confident that he and his executive council members will be cleared of any wrongdoing when he does speak on the leaked audio clip.

“Right, so, and I can also say with a high degree of confidence that when I speak on this issue myself and my executive will be properly exonerated. I have no fear. So don’t lose any sleep over it. In fact, by the time we get to the end of the week you will hear more extensively about this matter and some others as well.”

“I know a lot of people in the media want me to talk on their time. That is one thing I don’t do. I set my own agenda. The media don’t set my agenda but beyond that, I will speak extensively on the issue,” Augustine said.

“I could tell you and I can tell you this is more than just an audio tape and it involves security considerations, extremely serious at that, that requires me as leader that I spend enough time mulling over it. I think somebody asked me today, ‘Well is 21 days and you ent talk about it.’ But the truth is it could take 21 days for crapaud. School boy only need one day.”