Persad-Bissessar tells PM to stop playing the "blame game"

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 18:00

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is issuing a clarion call to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to man up to his responsibilities as prime minister and stop the blame game.

She says playing politics will not bring any comfort and security to terrified citizens.

"It is sickening that the prime minister would use the heinous and gruesome murders of innocent 15-year-old schoolboy Joshua Andrews and taxi driver Devon Hernandez to try to score cheap political points," Persad-Bissessar said.

She is insisting the UNC acted in the best interest by not voting for the PNM’s Anti-Gang law.

The Opposition says over 1,000 persons have been murdered and the only response from government is to blame the Opposition for not supporting the Anti-Gang Bill.

The former PM says the Law Association also opposed the Anti-Gang Bill and wants the PM to state whether he is blaming the Law Association for crime as well.

She says; "It is time that Prime Minister Rowley takes responsibility for his failings and the failings of his government to protect the citizens of our country. It is time, that as head of the National Security Council, he takes responsibility for failing to provide the country with a plan and the leadership to combat the criminal element."