(Antigua Observer) The leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) is optimistic that Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams will heed the opposition request to set up of a commission of inquiry into the Odebrecht bribery scandal.
Harold Lovell and other UPP officials met with Sir Rodney and the Deputy Governor General, Sir Clare Roberts to discuss the matter on Friday.
“The meeting went very well; he was very attentive and I believe that he understands exactly what we are saying,” Lovell told OBSERVER media.
According to the UPP political leader, a commission of inquiry ought to be established in light of the damage that has been done to Antigua & Barbuda’s reputation as a result of the negative reports that have come out in relation to this bribery scandal.
Lovell is determined that a public inquiry is the best way to settle the many unanswered questions surrounding Antigua & Barbuda’s involvement.
He said that Sir Rodney told his delegation that he would speak to Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin before he gets back to them with a decision.