Guy Philippe, FRN, in Support of Michel Martelly
- Monday, April 18, 2011 2:43 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE - The leader of the Front for National Reconstruction Party, Guy Philippe, told reporters on Saturday that his party is in support of the President-elect Michel Martelly although there is not alliance between the two parties.
Speaking on-air to RadioKiskeya, on Saturday, the leader of the FRN said, his party "approves the candidature of Mr. Martelly because of his promise to break with the current political system and provide free education across the country."
Philippe, the Former Chief of the Haitian National Police (PNH) and leader of the 2004 coup that ousted President Aristide, said Martelly's promises clearly put the interest of the country ahead of those of the international community and local crime syndicates, which he warned are known for taking heads of state hostage.
The leader of the FRN which has escaped several attempts by authorities to apprehend him, and assassination attempts.
Philippe argues that currently there are no warrants, local or international, standing for his arrest.
"In a letter that she addressed me in response to a request for information on alleged charges of American justice against my person, ex-Ambassador of the United States, at Port-au-Prince, Janet Ann Sanderson clearly denied the existence of such charges and denied U.S. [DEA] involvement in the raids aimed at me," added Guy Philippe.
Philippe said he will pursue legal action against those who continue to persecute him, so that they may be forced to identify themselves and explain their grievances and produce the warrants that they claim.