The United Progressive Party (UPP) views with contempt the latest effort of Prime Minister Gaston Browne to gain the support of the people of Antigua and Barbuda: by claiming to be the cyber victim of Opposition operatives.
PM Browne alleges that these unnamed persons have attempted to smear him and discredit his achievements by creating a fake profile from which to spew profanity on a social-media page.
However, the UPP has no need to resort to such low tactics to disgrace the Prime Minister, when, singlehandedly – in his recent unhinged rants and unprecedented solipsism in St. Mary’s South – he brought his position and the office into disrepute.
The Prime Minister would be better advised to look within his own camp, where there is so much dissatisfaction among his comrades, for the real culprit behind this fake profile.
Otherwise, he has the resources of the Police at his disposal to investigate this alleged offence.
The UPP has absolutely no need to descend into the gutter politics of PM Browne – with his naked “fridge and stove” lies.
Rather, we are satisfied with, and proud of, the campaign run by both the Party and its St. Mary’s South candidate, Kelvin “Shugy” Simon; and we are confident that the voters in the upcoming by-election-will make the right choice based on performance and character.
This attempt by Prime Minister Browne to paint himself as a victim and throw a pity party will not work.
The UPP and its candidate will run on our record of integrity and delivery – and not trumped-up efforts to win public sympathy.