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Tobago: PNM tells Duke: Apologise for yourself

PNM’s Tobago Council political leader Tracy Davidson-Celestine is calling on the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) political leader Watson Duke to personally apologise to two Tobago women for comments made two days before the August 10 general election.

During an August 8 PDP campaign meeting in Crown Point, Duke described two Tobago women as “dutty, stinking girls” and called their names on the platform. The PDP leader claimed the woman and her female attorney were defaming him on social media and he would take them to court.

On Tuesday during a virtual press briefing, PDP’s deputy political leader Farley Augustine apologised on Duke’s behalf. However, in a press release on Wednesday, Davidson-Celestine said Augustine’s apology was inadequate.

She said, “The Tobago Council of the PNM remains steadfast in its condemnation of the PDP political leader Watson Duke for his vicious public verbal abuse of two women in the run up to the August 10 general election. Nearly 11 days after Duke’s vitriolic attack on women, a half-baked apology comes via Duke’s junior, Farley Augustine.

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