Chester Sambrano

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said that as part of her lawsuit against the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley she is asking him to pay her $2 million for defamation.

At a news conference two weeks ago Dr Rowley called Mrs Persad-Bissessar a “traitor” after she revealed the manifest of the flight that brought in Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez and her delegation to this country on March 27.

Persad-Bissessar had signalled her intentiona to sue at a hamper-distribution drive at the UNC’s San Fernando Regional Office on Lazzari Street, San Fernando, two Sundays ago.

“All the lies, in addition to his very, very abusive language and defamatory language used on that day with respect to my comments and to myself, I have placed the matter in the hands of my lawyers to take pre-action protocol with respect to defamation action against the Prime Minister for his totally baseless allegations made on Friday evening after my press conference,” she said.

She told members of the media that after providing documents to support her statement on Friday, “in response the Prime Minister had no defence but to admit what I was saying was true—that these officials from PDVSA came and visited him.”

‘So that matter will be taking place,” she added, in reference to the defamation action.