Persad-Bissessar: Beyond belief that a file against the state could “simply disappear”

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Persad-Bissessar: Beyond belief that a file against the state could “simply disappear”

Opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, said Wednesday’s bizarre press conference by Attorney General Reginald Armour has only served to raise more questions than answers.

In a statement, she said: “It is simply beyond belief that a file against the state involving one of the most high-profile murder cases in our nation’s history can “simply disappear” from the office of the Solicitor General. It also beggar’s belief that Mr Armour feels he can distance himself from this scandal even though the Solicitor General’s office falls directly under his control.”

“Armour’s call for an investigation is clearly an attempt to pass the blame for this scandal onto anyone and everyone apart from himself, his predecessor Faris Al -Rawi and the head of the Cabinet Keith Rowley.”

“This scandal represents a serious indictment on the competence and integrity of AG Armour, his predecessor Faris Al Rawi as well as the head of the cabinet Keith Rowley and should serve as grounds for immediate resignations.

Persad-Bissessar said, members of this PNM regime consistently demonstrate that they believe they are above the law and above demands for accountability from the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, but the people of Trinidad and Tobago do not need another bogus investigation controlled by Rowley and his cronies.

She said the only thing citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are now demanding is for this PNM Government to disappear.