September 25, 2007.
The United National Congress Alliance soundly condemns the suborning of taxpayer-owned resources for the general election campaign of the People's National Movement.
On behalf of civil society, the UNC-Alliance voices its outrage and disgust at the blatant and widespread use of State-owned material for politically partisan gain.
At public meetings of the PNM, including at Sangre Grande and Couva, the PNM utilised PTSC and Tourism Development Corporation buses to transport people from far-off areas. In addition, maxi taxis used for similar purposes were paid from funds of the Unemployment Relief Programme.
Employees of TTEC are being made to hang buntings and other election paraphernalia, while workers of several Government ministries, agencies and quasi-Government bodies are routinely instructed to undertake duties aimed at the political advancement of the PNM.
Contractors and workers of CEPEP are involved in on-going electioneering on the PNM's behalf, while being funded by taxpayers. In light of the manifest and palpable politicisation of CEPEP, the UNC Alliance anticipates that those resources would be exploited on Election Day, both as party machinery and as muscle to hound and harass supporters of rival parties.
The unconcealed politicking on behalf of the PNM compounds the dishonest utilisation of taxpayer-owned resources by Government ministries and agencies. This is evident by costly media advertising campaigns that unashamedly promote and propagate the PNM.
The timely public relations blitz is designed to brazenly suggest that whatever was accomplished by those ministries and agencies were the result of PNM politicians and not the product of commitment and hard work by public servants and other devoted employees.
The UNC-Alliance calls upon independent and influential voices and institutions in the society, including the Transparency Institute and Inter-Religious Organisation, to speak out against the evil corruption of national resources for the political enrichment of a failed and incompetent regime.
Now did we expect any fockin thing better. This is how the fockin PNM operates and particularly at this time when dem fockin asshole COPpers not responding to calls for unity, every one is distracted and not paying attention to what the PNM is doin.
It is goin to get fockin worse.