Moonilal on Le Hunte resignation: When will Young resign?
What is curious here isn't Moonilal's comments and questions, but rather this rather cryptic line in the article: "In a statement, the UNC supported everything Moonilal said." The inclusion of that statement is instructive, because it's definitely not accidental. The question is who put it in and why? Is the intention to suggest that Moonilal is speaking for himself and not for the UNC on this matter, and the Party is being supportive of what he's saying instead of the other way around? If so, it is an underhanded ploy and one that happily is lost in the hullabaloo surrounding the Le Hunte resignation. Readers should however take note, because this is not the first time it has happened, and it's likely to happen again and again in a deliberate effort to paint the UNC as a Party at war with itself, with Moonilal vs Kamla as the center attraction. Newsday should focus on the real story in which the wheels are coming off of the PNM bus, and not a manufactured one as distraction. The Rowley regime is the Party collapsing on itself, not the UNC.
UNC Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal on Sunday demanded to know why Robert Le Hunte resigned as public utilities minister and when National Security Minister Stuart Young will follow suit.
Commenting on Le Hunte's resignation, Moonilal said, "This is another bizarre event of the infamous term of Keith Rowley."
Referring to the visit of Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez to TT in March, Moonilal quipped, "The PNM seem to be upside down. When there is a widespread call for Stuart Young to go, by midday Robert Le Hunte goes."
Moonilal said Le Hunte's resignation could not distract "from the avalanche of calls for the immediate removal of Stuart Young as Minister of National Security." He also believed the road map to recovery team, of which Le Hunte was a vice-chairman, "ran off the road."
Claiming Le Hunte's resignation reflected an "unravelling of the Cabinet" Moonilal said the Prime Minister had no choice now but to dissolve the Parliament and call the election.
"Failure to do this will leave him like a ringmaster in a political circus."
Saying conflicting stories about the sale of fuel from Paria Fuel Trading Company to Aruba have left the Government unmasked, Moonilal declared, "There can be no economic recovery without the removal of Rowley."
In a statement, the UNC supported everything Moonilal said.
The party claimed Le Hunte's resignation showed Rowley had lost the support of the people and "members of his own government are losing confidence in his ability to govern."
The UNC said Rowley must give the people "the chance to elect a leader and team that are competent, have a proven track record, and have a vision and plan to move our country forward."
Moonilal on Le Hunte resignation: When will Young resign? – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday
UNC Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal on Sunday demanded to know why Robert Le Hunte resigned as public utilities minister and when National Security Minister Stuart Young will follow suit. Commenting on Le Hunte’s resignation, Moonilal said, “This is another bizarre event of the infamous ter…