March 09, 2015
Sabin saga sign of National contempt – Peters
New Zealand First leader and Northland by-election candidate Winston Peters says his National opponent Mark Osborne has a lot of explaining to do about when the party knew about an investgation into former MP Mike Sabin.
Mr Sabin quit in January citing personal issues, after media reports emerged that he was subject to a police investigation.
Mr Peters says it’s a sign of how National takes the seat for granted that it acted up til then as if the matter would go away.
He told Paakiwaha host Willie Jackson that Mr Osborne would have known at last September’s general election something was not right.
"The National Party knew. My opponent in this campaign knew, he was the treasurer of the organisation. And to stand there and try and defy gravity and say I didn't know is absolutely ridiculous. You know the whips always find these things out and they find it out real fast. The leader's office is always told and real fast, senior politicians are told real fast because they have to know what to do in a circumstance. And they are all standing there claiming they didn't know. This is total humbug." Mr Peters says.
He says Northland National Party supporters are furious at how they have been treated by their party.
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