THE United National Congress is calling on CNC3 Morning Brew talk show host Natalee Legore to apologise for what it terms “offensive remarks” that the party tried to encourage the chaos at the US Capitol on Wednesday.
A release on Thursday by new UNC Public Relations Officer (PRO) Dr Kirk Meighoo stated, “The UNC condemns in the strongest possible terms the baseless, inappropriate and offensive remarks by Natalee Legore on CNC3’s Morning Brew programme, that the UNC’s Leadership tried to encourage chaos as seen in the US capital yesterday.
“The UNC has always stood for democracy. Our statements post-election 2020 were ones which are guaranteed by our constitution to legally question electoral irregularities, as is provided for in any liberal democracy.
“Ms Legore is out of place to presume that she can chastise the Opposition for exercising its constitutional responsibility to call attention to these serious issues.”
On Thursday’s programme, Legore said, “The reaction from the people of America were different from the reaction from people in Trinidad and Tobago because the United National Congress tried to cast the same kind of doubt on the electoral process without evidence.”
Co-host Akash Samaroo said, “Oh gosh… This morning I was wondering who would blame (UNC leader) Kamla (Persad-Bissessar) for this.”
Legore, whose Facebook profile states that she is from Portmore in Jamaica, replied, “Well here I am.”
In the release Meighoo said, “Instead of fabricating scurrilous attacks on the United National Congress, I take this time to remind the host that it was not the UNC who prevented foreign and Commonwealth Observers from coming to our shores.
“I take the time to remind the host it isn’t the UNC who is leading a government today which is breaching and eroding the human rights, standard of living and welfare of our nation. It is not the UNC that emasculated the procurement act, in order to enable government to government corruption.
“Ms Legore consistently displays a clear political bias on the programme, and it is no surprise that her views are in complete alignment with the Heliconia Foundation’s recent statements.”
He called on Legore to apologise forthwith to the UNC “for her provocative and false accusations.”