Opposition Leader, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar says Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has lost touch with reality in reference to a Facebook post made under the Office of the Prime Minister which talked about deceased Ashanti Riley and the country’s Venezuelan crisis.
Persad-Bissessar in a media release issued this afternoon called the Prime Minister’s post a “shameful statement, invoking the recent horrific murder of teenager Ashanti Riley”
The Opposition Leader also claims that the Prime Minister “attempted to blame both Organisation of the American States (OAS) and the Opposition UNC for the tragic death of migrants while attempting to reach our shores.”
“Keith Rowley knows he is guilty of failing to craft a proper refugee policy, as well as in securing our borders. Judging by his nonsensical social media post, which has since been deleted, he is clearly attempting to mount an insanity plea in his defense.”
Persad-Bissessar is now calling for a full investigation into this tragic incident, as well as the recent “illegal crossings” the links to criminal human trafficking.
“Instead of a sane immigration and border security policy, Dr. Keith Rowley chose instead to simply spew hate, malice, confusion, and has exposed his fragile mental state. He is clearly incapable of displaying leadership on this serious issue,” said Persad-Bissessar.
She went further to state that, “Dr. Rowley continues to attack the OAS, an international organisation that has long been a key ally to our nation. It is not a coincidence that the only other person to attack the OAS in this disgraceful manner is Rowley’s ally, Nicolas Maduro. One must now ask if Keith Rowley is doing Maduro’s bidding?”