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(The New Today) Former Finance Minister, Nazim Burke has given instructions to his team of lawyers to institute legal proceedings against Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell after he ignored demands made to apologise for alleged libelous statements against him.

Burke is taking action in his capacity as Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), which is seeking to dethrone Mitchell’s ruling New National Party (NNP) in the upcoming general election.

The Prime Minister had accused Burke of not paying taxes due to the State and when serving as Minister of Finance in the 2008-13 period of lowering taxes on construction equipment and bringing them back up after the house was completed.

The Congress leader won a libel suit two months ago against NNP political activist, Ian Edwards who had made similar allegations on the house that he was building in the Westerhall Point area.

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