Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace says that his party is looking into the matter of opposition lawmaker Nigel “Nature” Stephenson having driven an unlicensed vehicle for several years.
“What has happened in that matter, Nature, at least, has had the guts to come out and say honestly what has happened. The New Democratic Party has to deal with that matter and we are doing so at the present time,” Eustace said Monday on his weekly radio programme.
“I am not going to make any further statement yet. But, at least, he has had the honesty to come forward and admit … And we will deal with the matter,” Eustace further said.
Stephenson admitted to I-Witness News last Friday that he has been driving since 2010 a vehicle he knew to be unlicensed.
His admission came after Minister of Transport Julian Francis told Parliament in December that an opposition lawmaker had not paid a cent in vehicle license since 2009.
Francis, however, did not name the lawmaker.
Stephenson told I-Witness News he obtained the vehicle from a used car dealer in 2009 and has been paying for it over time, but when he tried to renew the licence in 2010 he was unable to do so, because he did not have document to prove ownership.