SDLP leader needs to explain attempt to con the electorate - O'Neill
Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill has said the SDLP leader needs to come clean on why his party tried to con the electorate.
Ms O'Neill said:
"The SDLP produced a manifesto promises that is clearly uncosted, and has been exposed as unaffordable and undeliverable. This was an attempt to con the electorate.
“The lie at the heart of the SDLP campaign has been exposed.
“It appears the SDLP has brought forward a set of demands that are impossible to deliver and cannot be the foundation of any credible programme of government.
“Colum Eastwood needs to come clean on his party’s attempt to con the electorate and if this impossible manifesto is the pretence to walk away from his responsibility and walk away from the executive.
“For our part Sinn Féin will continue to lead from the front; to grow the economy and jobs, protect public services, safeguard those most in need and deliver progressive change and Irish unity."