Asserting that he is the target of a misinformation campaign, Castries Central MP Richard Frederick has denied using obscene language in the House of Assembly.
The denial came in the aftermath of a ‘hot mike’ incident circulating on social media, complete with sub-titles and an expletive at the end of the MP’s statement to the house.
Addressing the opening of a Bois Patat, Castries pedestrian access, the Housing Minister spoke to the issue.
“We were in the August Chamber and I addressed the people of this country from this Chamber. Not only did I not use any obscenity, but they were bold enough to manipulate what I said. They were bold enough to add obscenity to it and they were bold enough to type a script on the screen to make you believe that is what Richard Frederick actually said.”
“They wanted people to believe what they wanted, not what I said. This ought not be ascribed to me. I never said those things or that word. But then again the 43 percenters took it hook, line and sinker,” Frederick declared.
“But you know what, like the Prime Minister said their attempt to manipulate the minds of the people through disinformation. In the process they forget the substance of what was said in the house. They forget the financial onslaught that this country had undergone under the Allen Chastanet administration,” the Castries Central MP stated.
He asserted that the records are there and disclosed that there will be a very interesting budget debate where there will be ‘revelations galore.’