Candidate denies allegations of fraud, racism

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Dr McChesney Emanuel

United Progressive Party candidate for the St. John’s Rural North constituency Dr. McChesney Emanuel has labeled as “false and libelous” statements that he is engaged in fraudulent activities.

The statement was made on and anti-UPP website but Dr Emanuel says this shows signs of desperation by incumbent Charles “Max” Fernandez “because he is losing.”

“He is losing because of his inability to relate to and offer solutions to deal with the hardships of the people of Rural North, especially the poor and working class citizens of colour,” the UPP candidate wrote on his Facebook page.

The Antigua Barbuda Labour Party says it does not own the website on which the statements were made but has been making reference to it.

In a news release, the ABLP said the website also names Dr Emanuel and UPP leader Harold Lovell in a passport scandal.

“McChesney Mac Emanuel has passed FBI background checks and is free to travel and work any where in the world without being flagged. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for 95% of the Antigua Labour Party Parliamentarians. A large percentage of ABLP elected officials are allegedly choosing not to travel outside of the region or use round-about routes for fear of being picked up by law enforcement in Europe, Canada and the United States,” the politician said.

The ABLP also accuses the Rural North hopeful of making racist statements towards Fernandez.

“Instead, Mr Emanuel has assaulted Charles Max Fernandez, the ABLP representative for St John’s Rural North, in the most vulgar racial terms,” the ABLP said.

“The racist attack on Mr Fernandez is shameful, particularly as the Fernandez family has been part of Antigua and Barbuda society for hundreds of years, and, in any event, is of both African and European blood,” it added.

The ABLP hopes that the Antigua Christian Council will speak out against this “descent into racism which is abhorrent to well-thinking people in our country.”

Dr Emanuel denies racist comments saying instead that it his opponent who is guilty of the practice.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Upp need to check with a certain quick loan institution in Antigua and see if the this so called politician ever paid back all those small loans he backed for young ladies just when upp was on its last breath… interesting to know. This man talk a sweet talk but has no substance …. welcome to the public life arena doc lets see how squeaky clean u r remember a pic carries
    a million words..

  2. ALP PARTY IS THE MOST CORRUPT PARTY IN THE WORLD IMAGINE AFTER A DISASTER THE DONOR ANGENCIES COULD NOT EVEN GIVE THE MONEY TO ALP THEY HAD TO DONATE IT TO 3 PARTIES LAUGHABLE. .EVEN MICHAEL BROWNE CAME IN ALSO LOOKING AWAY TO GET RICH LOOKING FOR CONTRACTS TO GET RICH ,BUT TIME WILL TELL IF A MAN LIKE THIS COULD BEAT CHANDLER THEN ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN ANTIGUA. ..BUT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS JUST WAITING ON ASOT TO WIN HIS SEAT THEN CHARGE HIM LIKE WHAT THE ANTIGUA POLICE FAILED TO DO……ANYONE WHO VOTES FOR THE ALP IS EITHER A LOW LIFE OR PROBABLY A CORRUPT INDIVIDUAL NOT SAYING U SHOULD VOTE FOR THE DNA OR UPP JUST SAYING YOU SHOULD AVOID VOTING FOR THE ALP….AND PLEASE SNAKE PIT PLEASE KEEP FLED THE THE SCENE OFF OF YOUR SHOW IN THE NIGHTS PLEASE HE DON’T ADD ANY SUBSTANCE AND IF THIS IS A PLOY TO HIGH LIGHT UPP AGENDA THEY WILL LOOSE TRUST ME ON THAT,BECAUSE IF U KNOW THAT GUY YOU WILL KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT, A THAM LOW LIFE ….

  3. Chandler run independent please we need a representative. …the newton guy or lamin i think his name is could do a better job than the tight pants fish but chandler u did represent us good

  4. Oops…. Goodness….. When you live in glass houses don’t throw stones, especially -parading like you clean like whistle… The truth crushed to eat will rise again…. What’s is darkness a will to come to light…. Sir, stop deflecting and admit to your errors in Judgement….. Most people will forgive you…. You will be a better person… I don’t care politician who like deflecting….

  5. How can Lovell expect us to take him and his party seriously with the likes of this guy on the ticket. We all kinda know who this wolf is, and we won’t let him near our chickens.

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