UNC leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is guided into the newly-opened Moruga/Tableland constituency office in St Mary’s by candidate for the constituency Michelle Benjamin yesterday.

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has accused the government of allowing their supporters to enter the country through “the back door” to vote.

Persad-Bissessar made the claim while briefly addressing supporters at the opening of the United National Congress (UNC) Moruga/Tableland Constituency office at St Mary’s Village, Moruga yesterday.

The UNC has selected Michelle Benjamin, a councillor at the Princes Town Regional Corporation, to fight the seat which is presently held by the People’s National Movement (PNM).

Dressed in a black suit and a yellow shirt, former PNM government minister Peter Taylor warmly greeted Persad-Bissessar when she arrived at the venue.

Persad-Bissessar who had called for nationals stranded abroad to be allowed to return home to vote in the general election said that decision lies in the hands of the government.

“Whilst I do not call to open the borders, I leave that for the medical people to tell us what is the best thing to do, in the best interest of the health of the country. At the same time, they cannot be bringing people through the back door, bringing their supporters to vote.”

She promised to pay special attention to this issue.

Persad-Bissessar also said that by today she will have the documents pertaining to the controversial visit of Vice President Delcy Rodriguez-led Venezuelan contingent after the borders were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Noting that this was of great concern, she promised to share the documents with the public.