...claims dad was PNM activist, campaign speaker
Darryl Heeralal firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 9th 2007
WHEN Prime Minister Patrick Manning said that terror suspect Kareem Ibrahiim's parents are both known members of the PNM it would have been before Manning's time as a party official.
Ibrahiim's daughter, Huda, said yesterday that her grandparents both died more than 33 years ago, her grandfather in 1968 and grandmother in 1973.
On Wednesday during a walkabout in the Barataria/ San Juan constituency Manning denied knowing Ibrahiim but admitted that his parents were PNM members.
"The Honourable Prime Minister is obviously amiss about with whom among the Kingston family the party leadership refreshes itself," Huda said in a statement yesterday referring to the party's top brass dining at the extended home of the Ibrahiim family following their general election meetings at Five Rivers Junction, Arouca.
Huda also said that her father campaigned for the PNM's Eddie Hart in the marginal Tunapuna seat in the 2002 general elections and said that he appeared on several PNM platforms as opening speaker.
Hart could not be contacted for comment either or his home or mobile phone.
Huda also said that her father was the PNM's Education Officer for Party Group No. 7 of the Arouca North constituency and advised Manning to check the records of his party.
"Amir Kareem Ibrahiim as well has had a very long-standing relationship with the Honourable Mr Eddie Hart," Huda said.
"During that election campaign, on several occasions, Amir Ibrahiim stood on the PNM platform and campaigned for the PNM. He did so at meetings at Wharf Trace, Maracas/St Joseph, to woo the hard to get votes of the Bobo Shanti community and also at La Seiva, Maraval."
Huda said her father would open the political meetings with a prayers and would generally be the first speaker.
Ibrahiim, according to his daughter, also advised the Tunapuna branch of the youth arm of the PNM on election strategy.
She said that on election day 2002, a car was rented by the Tunapuna constituency office and given to Ibrahiim and his activists for election day activities.
Like they ketch that mudder cunt lying again. And you know you cyah ketch he in court.