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PLP disappointed by OBA candidate’s ‘insinuations’

The ruling party is advising One Bermuda Alliance candidate Leah Scott to “stick to the issues that are important to the future of Bermuda” instead of making “defamatory insinuations”.

Rolled out as an OBA candidate on Wednesday, Ms Scott, a lawyer, called for an end to a “culture that has failed to deal with scandal and misconduct by our politicians”.

“You cannot lie down with cronyism, cover-ups and corruption and expect to wake up with righteousness, transparency and honesty,” she said.

“We must end, once and for all, with a culture that has failed to deal with scandal and misconduct by our politicians.”

The Progressive Labour Party issued a statement late on Wednesday evening, expressing disappointment at Ms Scott’s remarks.

“The Progressive Labour Party notes the announcement of Leah Scott as the OBA Candidate for Southampton East Central, however, we are disappointed that in what should have been an uplifting moment for Ms Scott, she chose to sully Bermuda with defamatory insinuations and accusations against the Government.

“Ms Scott and the OBA should be reminded that no charges have ever been filed against any member of the Government for any wrongdoing. Going forward, we would encourage Ms Scott to stick to the issues that are important to the future of Bermuda, rather than making allegations that have no basis in fact.”

Asked to comment, the OBA declined.

New OBA candidate Leah Scott. (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published February 24, 2012 at 8:20 am (Updated February 24, 2012 at 8:20 am)

PLP disappointed by OBA candidate’s ‘insinuations’

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