Watson Duke has announced he will step down from his leadership position at the PSA from Nov. 30 as his Progressive Democratic Patriots prepare to launch a national election campaign.
He made the announcement during a press conference at the PSA headquarters this morning, as he spoke out for the first time about his sedition charges. Duke said he is facing "trumped up charges" because he fired back at Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for "down crying" public servants.
Former director of intelligence at the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) Carlton Dennie has backpedalled on accusing Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of directly instructing him to fire all East Indians from the agency back in 2015.
“First, I would like to set the record straight about what I did not say. I did not say that the PNM told me to fire the East Indians. I did not say that the Minister of National Security (Dillon) told me to fire the east Indians.
Carlton Dennie was born in Point Ligoure, Point Fortin. He enlisted in the T&T Regiment in 1981, where he served for 16 years in the Special Forces and Signal Department. He attended the John Donaldson Technical Institute and based on his grades he moved up the ranks of the Regiment.
The Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), the political party led by Watson Duke, will not comment on Duke being taken for questioning by police on Monday.
Duke, who is also President of the Public Services Association, is the Tobago House of the Assembly (THA) Minority Leader.
"This is a categorical lie."
That's how Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley responded Tuesday to a claim by Carlton Dennie, a man cited as a former director of the Strategic Service Agency (SSA), that he was asked by the government to fire all East Indians in the SSA.