People’s Progressive Party General Secretary Clement Rohee threatened to respond to members of the media fraternity in a manner similar to the United States Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump after becoming annoyed by a question posed by a senior journalist.
“Don’t make be behave like Donald Trump,” Rohee exploded, causing the entire room of media operatives to erupt in laughter.
During his press conference on Monday, the politician once again raised concerns about the undertakings of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) – which he claimed was driving intimidation into society.
Subsequently, a senior journalist, in quoting the saying “Do nothing, fear nothing”, asked Rohee why should persons be fearful of the operations of SOCU and SARU if they have nothing to hide.
The General Secretary was annoyed by this question and so declared, “Don’t make be behave like Donald Trump”.
United States Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump
On a matter of technicality, Rohee pointed out that he never alleged that fear is being instilled in the general populace but rather, the entire citizenry is being intimidated.
“We haven’t done anything so we don’t fear anything but it is precisely because we haven’t done anything and we fear nothing that this use of SOCU and SARU against innocent people that is creating the concerns in the country. That is my point,” Rohee clarified.
Time and again, PPP/C executive members raised several concerns about the work being conducted by the two entities, citing the lack of transparency and accountability regarding its various operations.
Particularly, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall had told media operatives that the investors’ confidence and national economic development would never prosper if SOCU continues to “instil fear” into the nation, as people will be “afraid” to make substantial investments and/or keep money and other valuables for fear of being liable to be invaded or having their properties seized.
One of the most notable high profile operations was that spearheaded by SOCU which resulted in the Carifesta Avenue crash, killing GDF Sergeant Robert Pyle, his wife Stacy and another civilian.
Meanwhile, this recent outburst by Rohee has joined a list of his hilarious trademark catchphrases like “Goat nah bite meh” and “King Kong ain got s…t on me”.