Former Minister of Works and Communication and Parliamentary Representative for Castries Southeast Guy Joseph says he believes he is being targeted by his political rivals.
Joseph told a news conference today (Nov. 2) that there are rumours about him being arrested over the weekend and his property searched by police officials in relation to an alleged criminal offense.
The United Workers Party (UWP) MP has denounced these rumours, stating that at no time was his home searched by the police, nor was he arrested for any crime.
“I am not surprised. We are in the political season and I will put nothing pass this government. I have said it before, there have been several attempts to frame me,” he told the media today.
Joseph also alleges that persons have attempted to bug his vehicle and tap his cell phone.
“I know most of the times my conversations on my phone…I know other people listen to it. But I discuss nothing on my phone what I can’t discuss any and everywhere,” he added.
He made a comparison on the issues taking place between the government and opposition in Venezuela, to the alleged attempt to frame him, stating that this could very well be the direction St. Lucia is heading towards.
The UWP politician said he is still trying to understand where this rumour originated from. According to him, he is still lost as to the objective of it and would like to understand who is behind it all.
“I am not one of the persons who waste the court’s time in anything, but I think this time it’s going too far, so I am alerting the media and everybody in St. Lucia,” he remarked.
Joseph said what he finds even more strange is that these rumours started just before he is about to leave the island to spend several weeks overseas.
“There is an attempt to frame me in something, but I will get to the bottom of it,” he asserted.
The UWP politician said he expect things can get much worse as election nears.