Warner, speaking in Parliament during the debate on the Defence Force Amendment Bill that would precept soldiers into the police service, said former COP executive member and attorney Vernon De Lima had attended a “secret” meeting with opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) members where the statement “now is the time to destabilise the country.
But COP leader and Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar said that the COP National Council met on Sunday and passed a resolution calling on Warner to withdraw his statements as well as publicly apologise to De Lima.
“The party is very troubled that allegations of such gravity and magnitude could be made against any citizen and particularly in the circumstance of Mr De Lima, he being a past vice-chairman of this party and an active member.
“We think it necessary that the injustice of that statement be dealt with through that end,” Ramadhar said, adding that the Speaker of Parliament Wade Mark had been notified of the COP’s decision “to ensure that a correction is made to that grave error that occurred Friday last in our Parliament.”
Reprinted from CanaNews