As three members of the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) prepares to face the courts tomorrow Wednesday on charges of criminal conversion of government’s property, Former Chairman of the UPP Leon Shakku Symister is calling on residents to come out and support the Party.
In early December of 2015, the Government stated that an audit uncovered the criminal conversion of three buses gifted to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda from the South Korean Government.
Following this, a Police Probe into the matter revealed that the buses were registered in the names Senator Jacqui Quinn-Leandro, Wilmouth Daniel and Senator Harold Lovell.
However the former UPP chairman remains in support of his party’s position that the buses were in fact gifted to the three UPP members and accused the government of being involved in the case.
The Government has since been on record indicating that they had no involvement in the case, and the police only acted after a report was carried out by the Auditor General.