Castries East MP, Philip J. Pierre, has hit out at former National Security Minister, Guy Mayers, for announcing a proposed tribunal to investigate the IMPACS matter.
Mayers disclosed last week that a United Workers Party (UWP) government would announce the terms of reference of an independent tribunal to deal with the IMPACS case, within one hundred days of coming into office.
Philip J. Pierre declared that it was the UWP while in government that started Operation Restore Confidence.
The police operation resulted in the alleged extra judicial killings of twelve criminal suspects between 2010 and 2011.
“Guy Mayers was the Minister who gave the instruction for operation restore confidence,” Pierre told the official launch this evening of the ruling party’s Dennery South candidate, Jerome Gedeon.
Asserting the Mayers has no shame, the Castries East MP said that the UWP’s proposed tribunal should be for Mayers and his party.
Pierre, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, told the crowd that because the current labour party administration is trying to clean up the “mess”, the opposition has announced plans for a tribunal.
“Guy Mayers can jump high, Guy Mayers can jump low, he will never be a Minister of government in Saint Lucia, so he has to stay with his lies and hatred,” he told the crowd on the grounds of the Dennery Primary school.
Pierre also turned his criticism on UWP leader, Allen Chastanet.
Noting that Chastanet was going to make a bid for the Micoud South seat, Pierre declared that the UWP leader never knew anything about the constituency.
He expressed the view that the UWP leader wants to use the people of the constituency to get into government.
Pierre added that he had received information that Chastanet now wanted to campaign in Micoud North and put incumbent MP, Doctor Gale Rigobert, “somewhere else”, since the UWP leader knows that he cannot win in Micoud South.
He warned the crowd of thousands of SLP supporters than when the last UWP government was in office, it was the worst five years in the history of this country.