TUV comment on McGuinness visit

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TRADITIONAL Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister has commented on what he said was an “unannounced” visit to Ballymoney by Martin McGuinness last Friday.

In a statement TUV Leader Mr Allister said: “The spectacle of IRA Godfather McGuinness strutting around Ballymoney with his DUP buddies, Peter Robinson and Mervyn Storey, was a sickener for many. Clearly, the DUP has forgotten who this man is, but those who care about the innocent victims of his IRA have not.

“With Council funding involved in the Dunlop Memorial Garden, Cllr Audrey Patterson has demanded to know why the plan to bring McGuinness was concealed from councillors.

“For my part bringing McGuinness to Ballymoney was wholly inappropriate. It is also a demonstration in action of the joint nature of the office which the DUP shares with Sinn Fein. Peter Robinson, being politically joined at the hip with McGuinness, can’t do anything as First Minister without McGuinness in tow.”