Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has condemned a statement by Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in which she said he must accept help from stakeholders and make changes to his failed team, as we cannot have a 1990 repeat.
She made the comment in a release on Saturday, following the PM’s media briefing.
Persad-Bissessar said the seeds of civil unrest were being planted and watered, as she warned there should not be a repeat of 1990, referring to the Government’s vaccination plan and pandemic measures.
However, Rowley, in his release Sunday, said: “The most recent statement of the Opposition Leader, appealing for a 1990-style insurrection to be the response of those citizens who are undergoing the hardships that many are currently experiencing, is a most dangerous, damaging and unpatriotic obstruction in this time of our national struggle in these pandemic times.
Such a statement could easily be misunderstood or viewed as acceptable encouragement by any unfortunates who may think that this thought is an acceptable response.
He added “The Opposition Leader clearly believes that she could benefit from such a development but any such actions would be very costly and detrimental to the entire nation.
Clearly that is not any of her concern.”
Equally to be roundly condemned, the PM said, “is her relentless attack on the professional public servants in the health care sector whom she identified, by name, and subjected them to her warped and disgusting analysis.”
Rowley said “These public officers are the cream of our professionals who have come to our defence in this moment of great need, in a pandemic and as Prime Minister, charged with the responsibility of steering this nation to a safe place in this storm, I appeal to the Opposition Leader to search within herself for any modicum of decency which would direct her to leave the public professionals out of her political desperation.”