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Saturday 17 August 2019
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David Abdulah: People are suffering for basics

MSJ political leader David Abdulah.
MSJ political leader David Abdulah.

Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah led a motorcade which started at the Dunlop Roundabout, Point Fortin this morning. He told MSJ supporters that people are hardly making it from pay day to pay day. “Before pay day comes they are broken. Many are broken to thief as we say in TT,” he said, adding that many are barely able to survive. Then there are those who live in poverty, he said, who do not have anything to put on the table at all, and do not have enough money to send their children to school every day of the week.

Abdulah said there was a motorcade for reggae star Buju Banton for his concert that is taking place next year. The MSJ motorcade, he said, is not for entertainment but instead it is one that will highlight the plight of the people.

"We intend to fight to the bitter end for the people," Abdulah said. He quoted the words of freedom fighter, Martin Luther King saying he intends to fight until righteousness rolled down like a stream and justice flows like a powerful river. “In order to get justice in this country we have to bring about real fundamental change,” he said.

The reason for the motorcade is letting the people know that the MSJ is the only real option they have for TT. "We know what the PNM has done to this country. They couldn't get the seabridge right you think they will get the oil industry right? They cannot deal with any of the fundamental problems of the day. We had five and half years of Kamla and UNC and we know that is not an option again. They had their chance in 2010 and they wasted that chance and they must never be given that chance again. As we go about in the towns and community we are expressing solidarity with everyone who is in pains today,” he said.

Abdulah said the motorcade which started today through southern districts, including Santa Flora, Fyzabad, Marabella, and ending at the OWTU headquarters, Paramount Building, San Fernando will continue tomorrow from San Fernando and end at the Nelson Mandela Park in Port of Spain.

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