Despite Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie’s quick denunciation of a social media attack on the wife of the National Democratic Party leader Myron Walwyn, it appears that Walwyn is not buying into it.
Addressing the issue in Road Town Saturday night, Walwyn said he believes the VIP is behind the attack.
“The Lord will have to come down from heaven to tell me that it was not the VIP and their operatives who initiated that attack on my wife. That has been the nature of their campaign from day one,” Walwyn said.
“In the Christian spirit, I will forgive. But, I also know that this coming week will be a desperate week for many and we should all be watchful. I am a man who is not afraid to say that I would be nothing without my wife, Judith. While I made a decision to serve my country, she has been keeping our businesses afloat, and she has been keeping our home in order, and I thank her every day for what she does.”
Walwyn said while there are some apologies coming out of the VIP camp that he believes to be sincere, he said some VIP supporters are now expressing concerns “over the changing face of H Lavity Stoutt’s party (the VIP) under its current leadership”.
“Some people realised that they went a bit too far, showing their xenophobic hand given the dislike for hospitality workers and women, and now we see denunciations springing up left, right, and centre.”
Walwyn said the VIP’s campaign reached an all-time ‘low’. He further said they crossed the ‘boundary of decency’.
“My wife is not involved in any way in politics, and there is absolutely no reason to target her in this disgraceful campaign of filth. There is a cardinal rule in politics which we in the Virgin Islands have always respected. It is that while a politician may criticise an opponent, their spouses and children are off limits.”
He added: “Those that have been sending out those nasty memes cannot hold a candle to Judith.”
Following the malicious meme, Fahie denounced the attack saying that he is personally aware of how one’s family members can suffer from such attacks.
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