The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has made some damning allegations against the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), claiming the incumbent was plotting to cause trouble and blame it on the Bees.
Party stalwart Dalton Tyrone Lovell last night charged that a number of BLP campaign T-shirts had gone missing, and he pointed an accusing finger straight at the DLP, which he contended was planning to use its supporters and paid agents to commit illegal acts, including setting fires, wearing the BLP red.
“There are some people in the Democratic Labour Party who have gotten hold of some of our shirts. They have the ‘On Board’ shirts, and they may have some with our candidates’ names, and they are intent on using those Barbados Labour Party shirts to create some mischief and then blame the Barbados Labour Party,” Lovell told supporters at a rally at Briar Hall, Christ Church.
“They are outfitting some of their people and they are going to pay some people who will take money for anything at all, and they are going to do some nasty things and then they will want to blame us,” he stressed.
Lovell did not say how he came upon this information, but said the DLP was desperate and, “desperate men take desperate measures”.
“Some of them may even come close to attempting to light fires near their own constituency offices and then blame the Barbados Labour Party. They will disrupt their own public meetings and say it is the BLP,” he claimed, while adding: “They want to send people into the respective constituencies, particularly in middle class areas and get those people outfitted in [Barbados] Labour Party clothing to get on bad in the people’s neighbourhoods, ring the doorbells and do some funny things on Sunday evenings at 1:30 when you now get back home from church.”
Lovell further charged that “it would not be the first time that they have done it . . . . That wicked Democratic Labour Party will stop at nothing to hold on to power”.