Tuesday, 27th February, 2018 – The United Progressive Party’s candidate that will contest the St. John’s Rural North seat in the upcoming general election has denied accusations being leveled against him that he sold a Diplomatic Passport.
The matter recently came to light and as recent as last evening, Prime Minister Gaston Browne at his party’s campaign meeting in the Point briefly made mention of it as he addressed supporters, without naming names.
But in a statement on Tuesday, Dr. Mc. Chesney Emanuel dismissed the allegations as false. Emanuel claims he neither discussed, attempted to nor sold a diplomatic passport to anyone, claiming he had no authority to discuss, sell or issue an Antiguan and Barbudan passport to anyone.
Emanuel in his statement indicated that he wanted citizens and residents and his constituents to know that the Mac Emanuel they have come to know is morally and ethically sound.
The UPP St. John’s Rural North candidate has accused the prime minister and his Rural North opponent of being both morally bankrupt and desperate.
He said the ABLP knows it has lost the trust and confidence of the electorate and have no accomplishments on which to contest the general elections.