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Matthews makes allegations against ULP opponent

Matthews makes allegations against ULP opponent


The Parliamentary representative for North Leeward, Roland “Patel” Matthews is accusing his opponent in the upcoming general elections of being a “criminal” and is calling for the matter to be investigated.

At the New Democratic Party’s (NDP) political rally, which was held last Saturday, September 5,{{more}} at Redemption Sharpes, Matthews hurled the allegations at Carlos James – who is the Unity Labour Party’s (ULP) candidate for North Leeward.

“I am coming up against a criminal in North Leeward; I say that without no apologies, because when you are charged … and you have to pay, you are a criminal,” Matthews stated.

Matthews further asserted that the people of his constituency would not “elect a candidate with a criminal record … .”

Matthews also questioned James’ eligibility to represent and vote in the North Leeward constituency.

“You could imagine a person registered to vote in West St George, from the time they became eligible to vote, has transferred themselves to vote in North Leeward where they not living; that is also a criminal act,” Matthews asserted.

The North Leeward Parliamentary representative called on the “powers that be” to investigate the matter of Carlos James’ residency, in addition to the alleged criminal history.

“Let the authorities deal with that.”

Matthews further urged all NDP supporters to vote for the NDP when the General Elections are called because it is the “only hope” for the future.

“We are going to form the next government of St Vincent and the Grenadines… the

New Democratic Party is

well on its way to be your next government,” Matthews claimed.

When SEARCHLIGHT contacted Carlos James, he said that he is aware of the accusations and promised to issue an official response later this week after consulting with members of the ULP. (JSV)