The UNC is maintaining that claims made in a recent book by Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, Christopher Wylie are not true.
The UNC issued a statement on the topic following a news conference by the government Wednesday morning.
"The lengths to which senior members of this Keith Rowley administration will go to create a distraction is alarming.
On Tuesday night at a political rally the sitting Attorney General, who has been unable to win any major case in his tenure, began the conspiracy theory they plan to use to for election 2020.
Today, the Minister of National Security, in the face of a rising murder rate and out of control crime plaguing the country, used a state press conference to read a storybook.
We have reached a new low for what passes as governance in Trinidad and Tobago under the PNM.
Young and Faris both lack any critical thinking skills and we must question whether they are fit to hold any public office. Neither of these high-level PNM operatives thought it fit to fact check Wylie?
These members of the National Security Council should tell this country, at what point they reported Mr Wylie to the police for spying on Trinidad and Tobago. To date Mr Wylie has never clearly stated his role, and has not named a single person in Trinidad with whom he was working or liaising, not provided a shred of evidence, no report that he wrote for his alleged employers in Trinidad.
Where is the contract or cheque that proves that he was hired and paid?
So the Attorney General and Minister of National Security, both watched a show on Netflix and read a book and then came to the people of Trinidad and Tobago and to claim they have "evidence".
They are stating their fairytale as fact. These people ought not to be in charge of anything, if Young read A Song of Ice and Fire would he hold a press conference to say “Winter is coming”?
In the absence of a plan to move our country forward, and reeling from the anger of citizens as a result of their failure and incompetence, the PNM is desperate to deflect attention from this, and is pressing forward with its far-fetched tale, expecting people to believe their soap opera. It is appalling the levels they will sink to retain power in this country.
The nation is getting deja vu with the similarities to Emailgate. Faris and Young are both fighting to be the next Leader of the PNM, so they are now engaged in a storytelling competition. Young came yet again with a piece of paper typed up on someone’s computer and claimed that it was a UNC memo, following in the footsteps of his leader.
The United National Congress states yet again, unequivocally, that none of these Cambridge Analytica stories are true. The Party will now look at our legal options against all persons involved in spreading this defamatory misinformation.
The UNC is committed to a campaign based on our policy to create 55,000 new jobs by 2025. The people of Trinidad and Tobago have suffered for four years at the hands of this Keith Rowley administration.
They have shown that they will do anything, tell any lie, to gain power but they are incapable of governing. They are a danger to Trinidad and Tobago and must call the election now."