Yesterday, Minister Tracy Panton issued a statement denying having received any campaign monies from Saldivar or by extension, Lev Dermen. Today we bring you a byte from Minister Anthony Boots Martinez who says he too did not receive any money.
Anthony “Boots” Martinez, Minister of Human Development : “None of the gentlemen or the people involved in that trial I know, none at all. They could pass me up and down and I know none at all. No kind of contact with those kinds of people at all, at no time in my life I have been in contact and furthermore to that I am certain that the media have been paying keen attention to that case, you all as media houses spend thousands of dollars to get reporters up there, I think you have gotten every single thing that has B-E-L-I-Z-E in it.
Reporter: The text messages quotes your colleague as saying that he was getting support for four of his colleagues, did you receive any assistance from Mr.Saldivar for campaign financing ?
Anthony “Boots” Martinez, Minister of Human Development: “Not at all and if you – not at all. If you as far as what I saw on the text messages something to the effect that four candidates have passed convention, I never have no convention leading to the 2015 election. In all of my political career I have never received financial donations from Minister Saldivar for anything in regards to privately or in regards to campaigning.”
Tune in tomorrow for more from Saldivar as he gave Love FM and Love Television an exclusive interview earlier today.