Opposition expresses serious concern on PM’s alleged connection with ex-militants

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has voiced serious concerns over recent media reports of the Prime Minister’s alleged meeting with former militants.

In a statement today, the Opposition Group says whilst the details of the report are unclear, the fact that it has been raised in the mainstream media and social media is very serious.

“Whether the Prime Minister had met with the former militants or not, the fact that the alleged meeting has been made public in both the social media and the mainstream media raises serious concerns,” the statement said.

The Opposition raised these concerns following reports in the Island Sun and Social Media recently.

The Parliamentary Opposition says if the claims are true as reported then the Prime Minister must be truthful about these reports and must be transparent with the reason behind the alleged meeting.

The statement said the Prime Minister should not be colluding with such groups as it only raises more questions than answers.

“As the head of the Government, the Prime Minister should refrain from such activity and be more focused on implementing policies of the Government of the day,” it said.

The Parliamentary Opposition Group urged the Government to refrain from being seen as serving the interest of a particular group at the expense of national projects that are yet to be implemented.

“The Prime Minister is urged to remain focused in delivering his Government’s promises to this nation rather than involving in questionable gatherings that does not speak well of himself and his Government,” it said.

Source: Office of the leader of Opposition Press