UWP Leader reiterates call for police investigation into PM Skerrit and cabinet's alleged involvement in the sale of diplomatic passports
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton is still calling for a police investigation and a commission of inquiry into PM Skerrit and his administration's alleged involvement in the sale of diplomatic passports.
Linton made the call in a video address on Wednesday as he charged that there was clear evidence of wrong-doing documented in an Al Jazeera investigative program aired this week which alleged several Caribbean Countries with Citizenship by Investment Programs were selling diplomatic passports to people who make significant financial contributions to political parties.
The UWP Leader said it must be established exactly what went on to facilitate the Skerrit government's issuing of diplomatic passports to some foreigners including Alireza Monfared who was recently jailed for embezzlement in Iran.
Linton alleged that Skerrit and members of his cabinet had been acting in their own interests, and not that of Dominica.
And he reiterated his commitment to criminalize the sale of diplomatic passports, immunity and ambassadorships if his UWP wins the December 6th general elections.
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton
Linton who was also named in the Al Ja Zeera documentary has denied he had anything to do with promises of diplomatic passports to foreigners in exchange for funding for the opposition party's election campaign.
In a television program it was alleged that through his lawyer, David Bruney, Linton promised a foreigner that if the UWP won next week's polls he would be given the role of ambassador within 28 days.
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