Mark Brantley on a mission to destabilise the country says PM Douglas
|Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Mark Brantley|
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, DECEMBER 13TH 2012 (CUOPM) – Leader of the Opposition in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly Hon. Mark Brantley is power hungry and is on a mission to destabilise and the twin-island Federation.
“All of this confusion is at the feet of Mark Brantley, because Mark Brantley is power hungry. Mark Brantley is losing the fight for his life politically in Nevis, and he has set out to create all kinds of distractions from what is the real battle ground that is in Nevis,” said Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
Speaking during his weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister” on Tuesday, Dr. Douglas said:
“Mark Brantley has set out to destabilize our country; to bring our country’s image into disrepute. Mark Brantley is trying desperately to become the Leader of CCM; he is in a fight for the Leadership of CCM with Mr. Vance Amory. All of this is showing that he has some kind of muscle but why should the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and in particular the people of St. Kitts suffer at the hands of Mark Brantley and his doing?” asked Dr. Douglas.
Dr. Douglas noted that the government has been rebuilding the country’s economy and development in the midst of a prolonged financial and economic global crisis.
“Some people are angry that we are still doing that as a Labour Party and so people have set out to breed disunity among us,” said Dr. Douglas.
“I think the architect behind all of this is Mark Brantley, The Leader of the opposition; He hates St. Kitts,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who added:
“Why should the blood of Labour be on the hands of Labourites? Let the blood of Labour remain only on the hands of Mark Brantley and that is why I call on all Labourites to recognize what is happening; your government is being handed over to people (PAM with the now CCM coalition) who for years, for 15 years, treated you like second class citizens and we must never allow that to happen.”
“Your government that you have elected must not be passed on to PAM and to people in the Opposition, some kind of Coalition we are told is to be created. Your government must remain the government of Labour because it is that party that went to the polls and secured the majority for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis,” Prime Minister Douglas said.
He reiterated: “Let the blood of Labour remain only on the hands of Mark Brantley not on true Labourites, who have toiled so long and hard to build this country and secure this government for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. It must not happen.”