Former government minister, Ralph Maraj, says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley needs to account to the country for his statement that the Smith Report could not be made public, since Mr Smith had not been interviewed by the investigative committee.
It has since been revealed that Darryl Smith was interviewed by the committee, which was probing the sexual harassment allegations against him.
Speaking on THE MORNING BREW today, Ralph Maraj stated that the PM needs to let the people know whether he was ill-informed on the matter, or whether he told an outright untruth.
“He said on radio—and it has been reported elsewhere—that the report is not usable or publishable. That the report is useless, because the committee did not interview Mr Smith. We now know that the committee had interviewed Mr Smith,” Ralph Maraj says.
He adds: “The prime minister now owes the country an explanation. He cannot leave this matter hanging in the air, where people are doubting whether he told the truth or not.”
Mr Maraj maintains PM Rowley cannot afford to continue having this cloud hanging over his head.
Story by NEWS DESK