I AM extremely disturbed at the unfounded allegations posted on Facebook by Sherrod Duncan – an unquestionably irresponsible opposition Member of Parliament — that are outright lies seeking to besmirch my good name.
Mr Duncan averred in his Facebook post that I was seen on Sunday, November 15th, voting at the local elections in Bonfim, Brazil.
I, therefore, hereby set the record straight; that I do not vote or participate in Brazil elections because I am not a Brazilian citizen, but am instead a Guyana Government Member of Parliament.
Additionally, hundreds of persons on location, and many more through my pictorial posts on social media, witnessed me accompanying the Honourable Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal on the day in question as he engaged in outreach programmes among our Amerindian people in North Rupununi.
Mr. Duncan’s fallacious and misleading statement will not be taken lightly, since his intention is to degrade me by impugning my character and destroying public trust in me as an elected government functionary representing a hinterland constituency.
I am currently being advised by my lawyers and Mr. Duncan will soon hear from them.
Alister Charlie, M.P.