Mocha Arcadia residents condemn being called “dunce thugs” by APNU/AFC MP

The Mocha Women on Track on Sunday condemned what they described as “abusive comments and shameless behaviour” of APNU/AFC Member of Parliament Nima Flue-Bess, perpetrated against the residents of Mocha Arcadia.
In a statement to the media, the Mocha Women on Track said, “…we wish to register our grave disappointment over the recent abusive social media post by Flue-Bess which refers to the hard-working residents of our community as ‘dunce-thugs’.”
The group noted that it is encouraged by the swift response and bravery from residents to protest against the continued confrontational and crass behaviour of Flue-Bess.
“This is a worrying sign of sustained aggression against the residents. Notably, the APNU+AFC MP’s social media post follows on from her despicable act a few weeks ago where she confronted a cameraman, who lives in the community, as he recorded the APNU+AFC rally,” the group said in a statement.
They noted that they wished to place on record that the group of over 40-plus women, including mothers, is also deeply disappointed by the continued vilification of young men and women by Flue-Bess and others because they refuse to join the APNU/AFC’s bitterness towards the development of the community.
“As a community we have suffered enough humiliation in the past and we can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines and be dominated by the self-serving political interests of a few misguided individuals,” the group said, adding that it remains apolitical and open to constructive engagements with various groups that will lead to the upliftment of residents of Mocha Arcadia and lead to development for all residents of the community.
Additionally, the group called on Flue-Bess to issue an unreserved apology to the residents of Mocha Arcadia for her ill-advised classification of youths as “dunce thugs”.
“Such behaviour has no place in our discourse, especially at this time of our developmental history,” the group added. Efforts to contact Flue-Bess for a comment on the issue proved futile.