PM calls threats to Nigerians shocking

Douglas, who was at the time speaking on his weekly radio programme, “Ask the PM”, on Tuesday (13th January), questioned the reasons for the management of WINN FM to allow such opinions on live radio.

“The call of course was quite shocking. What was equally shocking, however, was the fact that the WINN FM host allowed this caller to make his case uninterrupted,” Douglas expressed.

The PM further stated that although the duration of the call stretched to over 100 seconds, there was no attempt by the management of WINN FM to stop the caller from making such threats on live air.

Douglas said that the threat made by the caller was “not a case of some person getting on the line and belting something irrational through a four to six second verse”, but rather a deliberate act that was allowed.

“WINN FM allowing that. Ladies and gentlemen, in a combination of that and all other crises promoters over the past several months, this was the last straw… This is not us, this is the politics of the opposition,” Douglas opined.

The prime minister said that although the politics of St. Kitts and Nevis is “dramatic” and “energized”, there are certain extents that the residents would not go, or would tolerate.

“Death and killing have never, ever, been a part of this country’s politics. Every citizen and resident must roundly and resolutely condemn and reject these people for these reasons,” Douglas said.

The prime minister also questioned the “hatred” against Nigerians living in the Federation, indicating that there are other persons from around the world who reside in St. Kitts and Nevis and also vote.

“And the thing about it, there are (people from) other Commonwealth countries who are here. Who are registered to vote, from all over the world? Why zero in on the Nigerians? Why? Is this a racist thing? Why are the Nigerians being singled out?” the prime minister queried.


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