With election season in high gear it is also tit for tat among the politicians. In today’s interview with Willoughby he took the chance to tell us of alleged bribery taking place in his opponent’s camp. Willoughby says that Gilroy is allegedly promising land to voters in exchange for votes.
Phillip Willoughby, UDP Standard Bearer, Port Loyola: “If it is that he has done that then I believe by simply reading that portion of the legislation it’s bribery and he’s inducing and enticing an electorate to vote or not to vote so I believe that question is for Mr.Usher to answer and only he can do so. I recall some time if I recall correctly one of my colleague was doing I don’t recall if it was a raffle or something and that was stopped. Now what that is, now you can have a raffle you know but what that is and what he has done and for everything he frames out and has thrown out there on me being up right and decent I would like him to explain that to John Q Public and speak to what that is about and how that process will work. It’s one thing to make all these political promises that will give hope, a hope that people may never realize you’re talking about raising minimum wage to $5 and you haven’t consulted with the chamber or you don’t understand the government’s side of the finances, we’re talking about free education you don’t understand the financial footing that the government is on. You’re promising and you’re promising and you’re promising that is not giving hope to a people because it’s not attainable. That is not invigorating or inspiring a people on a false premise. That’s a lie or a farce you know so for me we need to put that there in check and we need answers to that.”
As we noted, it is merely an allegation and our newsroom sought a comment from Usher on this allegation but he refused our request and several calls made to him went unanswered.