The government wants Trevor Walker, the MP of Barbuda, to provide claims to the police that Gaston Browne and his administration stole from the Hurricane Irma relief funds.
“You see all them plywood they putting up and making billboards, is Barbuda relief money buy them. I’m not afraid to say it because I know. They thief half of Barbuda’s relief money and we still struggling and sufferings,” Walker told a United Progressive Party rally on Thwaites corner last night
But in a statement to the press on Friday, the Government is calling on the Barbuda Peoples Movement leader to “provide the evidence of his wicked and malicious claim to the Police”
“First, he who accuses must prove, and second that any person who has knowledge of any violation of the law has a duty to report it to the Police, or that person can be charged with withholding evidence, which, itself is a crime. If he fails to do so, he will reveal himself as a political opportunist intent on inflaming anti-government sentiment in Barbuda,” the statement said
Furthermore, the government said the claims by walker are untruthful and blatantly false
“Even accepting that general elections in Antigua and Barbuda must be constitutionally held in the coming months, and that candidates for election, are prone to making careless and reckless statements in an effort to whip-up political passion, Mr. Trevor Walker’s maliciously dishonest claim demands to be fully exposed”
“It goes without saying, that the Government of Antigua and Barbuda dismisses Mr. Walker’s claim as baseless and untruthful. However, the claim comes from a person who is an elected member of the national House of Assembly,” the statement continued