The leader of the opposition in St Kitts and Nevis has once again labelled accusations by Prime Minister Timothy Harris as “hogwash”.
Denzil Douglas was a focus of Harris’ press conference on Wednesday, in particular over allegations that the former prime minister holds a diplomatic passport from Dominica.
Harris said his government has now sought legal advice on the situation, finalising an application to the High Court to force Douglas to relinquish his seat in parliament.
But the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party leader has denied any wrongdoing, and instead attacked what he sees as a diversion from other national issues.
“[The press conference] firstly intended to rekindle his failed leadership,” said Douglas.
“Secondly, it was to threaten with his dictatorial tactics to get me and the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party out of parliament because the polls are indicating that my leadership was far superior to his.”
Harris “is not by a long shot the preferred person to lead our people”, he added.
No legal basis?
The row over diplomatic passports has been a major talking point in the federation since it first broke on 3 October.
A grainy black and white image of a passport ID page purportedly belonging to the opposition leader began circulating online days after Harris made the claim.