(Antigua Observer) The report filed against a sitting member of parliament (MP) who has been accused of sexually assaulting a young woman, has led to United Progressive Party (UPP) caretaker for the Saint John’s Rural North constituency to call for his resignation.
During a UPP rally at Thwaites Corner on Thursday night, Joan Underwood told the audience that the other Cabinet members should also encourage the unnamed MP to leave public office.
“Whoever this accused person is, sits down with Cabinet with the rest of them, and you think any of them say, ‘Boy come out ah in yah, you ah mek everybody look bad?’” Underwood said.
“Not one of them say ‘do the right thing, resign, behave yourself’, not one. What kind of message that send? Them nuh have daughters, them nuh have grandpickney, dem nuh kay?”
In condemning the actions in which the MP allegedly fondled an 18-year-old woman on April 6 at a public gathering, Underwood said the MP’s constituents should not be subjected to such representation.