The National Democratic Movement is calling on the MP for St. Ann North Eastern to be more open and transparent with the Jamaican people on recent developments in her constituency.

The NDM is asking whether or not there is any link between the reported withdrawal of support of an influential PNP “Top Man” in the constituency from the embattled Member of Parliament and the reported blockade of a recorded interview of the said PNP “Top Man” by veteran journalist Cliff Hughes’ current affairs programme “Impact”.

The Movement also said that it would like to know if there is any connection between the information likely to be revealed in the recorded and the reported visitation (or was it a raid?) on Miss Hanna’s Constituency office by the Office of Contractor General (OCG) earlier this week – as reported in the media late this past week.

The NDM further stated that it would like to know if there was any truth to reports that Mr. Cliff Hughes is being threatened with a law suit even before the contents of the taped interview are aired and wants to know if this is an attempt to muzzle press freedom.

The NDM opined that the Jamaican public have a right to know what is going on, and that in the interest of transparency, accountability and good governance the PM and the MP must do the right thing in order to stem the already widening credibility gap, haemorrhaging confidence in our political leaders/ institutions and rising apathy.

Peter Townsend
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