Gov't condemns alleged 'racist' remark by Opposition Leader

The Government is condemning what is says is a racist comment made by the Opposition Leader.

The comment is alleged to have been said at a public meeting on Monday.

The following statement came from the Ministry of Communications on Tuesday.

"On Monday 10 September, 2018, on a public platform, the Leader of the Opposition, Mrs Kamla Persad Bissesar, attacked the Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley in a despicable and nakedly racist manner by calling him an “Oreo”.

Whilst this Government has been guiding and leading the country in a stable, inclusive and productive way, through a number of difficult and demanding situations, including, the financial contagion effects created by Petrotrin, Mrs Kamla Persad Bissessar and the United National Congress (UNC) have once again attempted to destabilize the country by consciously and intentionally utilizing race  to divide and destroy Trinidad and Tobago.

This continued naked racial and divisive behaviour by Mrs Persad Bissessar is hereby condemned in the strongest manner.

This Government will not condone the use of race or class to attack any citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and we reject the continued disdainful and backward politics of the Opposition being led by Mrs Kamla Persad Bissessar and her attempts to stir up racial tension in the country.

May every creed and race continue to find an equal place in Trinidad and Tobago."

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