PORT OF SPAIN — National Security Minister Jack Warner has described visitors to the protest camp of hunger striker Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh as drama queens with a political agenda.
Warner also believes that Kublalsingh is being dishonest about being on a hunger strike, claiming he was eating hearty meals at night at secret locations.
Speaking at the United National Congress’ Monday night forum at the Debe High School last night, Warner said every one of the persons involved in Kublalsingh’s protest outside the Office of the Prime Minister in Port of Spain had a political wound and was seeking revenge on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
“Every single one of them has an axe to grind against Kamla. Their presence, kissing Kublalsingh’s hand and patting his forehead, has nothing to do with the highway. They see him as a stepping stone for their own political agendas and aspirations. Not one of them is fasting with him,” he said.
Warner also accused Kublalsingh of using blackmail to have his way.
“And while it is all right to try and lobby support for your views, blackmail is wrong. You cannot threaten to kill yourself if you do not have your way. It is undemocratic and selfish. It is criminal,” he said.
Warner said whatever happens to Kublalsingh would be his own doing and “the clowns around him who would be the ones to blame”.
He said it was wrong to disenfranchise 300,000 persons just to satisfy the selfishness of a handful.
Warner also said “my advice is that when he (Kublalsingh) goes to his secret homes in Maraval and Vistabella he has a hearty meal. I am even advised that last week he was lying on the back seat of his vehicle eating a doubles. And it was not even a Debe doubles. What does Kublalsingh want? And therefore I ask you, what is the government to do?” (Express)