Deputy Mayor Cllr Darryl Wilson has condemned comments made by Sinn Fein’s Limavady Councillor Tony McCaul.
In a Facebook Post, Cllr McCaul said: “Republicans can never rule out any tactic, including violence. I now believe politics is expedient, that view could change if circumstances change.”
Cllr Wilson said : “Gerry Adams said that republicans would use equality as a Trojan horse. From Tony McCaul’s comments it looks like some Sinn Fein members are also using democracy as a Trojan Horse. These are appalling comments.”
“It seems like some Sinn Fein members still see the use of violence as a legitimate tactic to try and impose their will on others. Given the violence we have seen on our streets in the past few days where terrorists tried to murder a prison officer, comments like this from Tony McCaul will only give succour to so-called dissident republicans. Tony McCaul still seems to be very much wedded to the ballot box in one hand and the armalite in the other.”
“It’s over to Martin McGuinness and the Sinn Fein leadership to deal with this. Unionists will be watching closely. The comments made were disgusting, unacceptable and must be condemned.”