'I Don't Have U.S. Citizenship. Sweet Micky Does,' Says Martelly
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 00:00
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Responding for the first time to recent rumors over his dual nationality, President Michel Martelly flatly denied the claims saying that he is not a U.S. citizen. Rather, Sweet Micky, his lewd alter ego, is.
"I would like to make something perfectly clear," Martelly said today on his website, Martelly.tv. "I have never applied for nor obtained U.S. citizenship, okay? Sweet Micky did. Not me."
The latest allegation came from a senate commission created months ago to investigate the nationalities of government officials. The chairman of the commission, Senator Moïse Jean-Charles, told reporters he has evidence that several members of the government, including the president, hold foreign citizenship. Martelly quickly dismissed the accusation levied against him.
"Let me emphasize here that I would never, under any circumstances, renounce my Haitian citizenship," said Martelly trying to put to rest any doubts that he is Haitian. "Sweet Micky chose to do so. Why he did it, I cannot tell you. But, that's his choice. I, on the other hand, did not."