MARTELLY: "THE PRESIDENCY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT HAPPENED..."
(Defend Haiti) -
PORT-AU-PRINCE - President Michel Martelly denies any involvement of the Presidency in the October 27 arrest of the member Arnel Bélizaire (Delmas & Tabarre/Veye-Yo), which opened a legal and political crisis in Haiti.
"From near and far, the presidency has nothing to do with what happened," he argued at a press conference at the airport shortly after landing...
Martelly cut short his trip to the United States where he had surgery on his shoulder.
The arrest of Arnel Bélizaire was conducted without his parliamentary immunity being waived, which has outraged both houses of parliament and several sectors of society.
The Head of State, pointed to by the parliamentarians,... accusing him, among other things, as marinating a new dictatorship. He has reacted for the first time since the event.
Michel Martelly is placed in the center of the case since he had an altercation with Belizaire, and promised then to track down the "habitual criminals hiding in Parliament."
In defending himself from any involvement in the arrest of Arnel Bélizaire, Michel Martelly imitates his justice minister, Joshua Pierre Louis, who had also denied having given orders to arrest the MP.
Either way, Joshua Pierre Louis and several members of the government are on the Parliament blacklist, who promises to eject all those who have responsibility in the matter.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Félix Léger, who made the accusations and is the leading authorities who seized Bélizaire on October 27, has been asked to resign.
For his part, Michel Martelly called everyone to "stay cool" and to analyze why this happened. He announced that he has asked his Prime Minister Garry Conille to establish an independent inquiry commission charged with shedding light on the issue.