By Alexander Bruzual
March 16, 2010
AN ANGRY pensioner yesterday [March 15, 2010] held on to the shoulders of Prime Minister Patrick Manning as he chased him off his property, after the Prime Minister entered the man’s premises un-welcomed, during a walkabout of the St Joseph constituency.
The incident happened at about 5.30 pm when Manning, in the company of St Joseph MP Kennedy Swaratsingh, toured the constituency as part of the PNM’s preparations for pending local government elections.
The pensioner – who refused to give his name – was visibly upset when Manning approached his premises at the corner of Real and Picton Streets, San Juan, an area of the St Joseph constituency.
As soon as the pensioner, who said he was 81 years old, saw Manning approach, he stood at the gates of his house and crossed his arms in an ‘X’, telling nearby media personnel that he was not in favour of the Prime Minister.
“I’m not in favour of the PNM and I’m not in favour of the Prime Minister and I am not supporting his actions. I don’t want any part of this,” the angry pensioner said, wearing a shirt with a Christian religious slogan on its front.
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