Prime Minister Gaston Browne says any “man or woman” within his Cabinet who believes that they can try to overthrow him to become prime minister will need to think again.
Browne said over the weekend that there may be chatters that with a one-seat majority, his government could be affected by a defection
“Any man or woman who thinks he or she is so brazen, you know their career is done. Because the option would have been to go to elections, I will have had about 90 days, to do what I have to do… but that person who crooked us wouldn’t be on our slate. I am sure the UPP will not have any use for them, so I am sure that this person will be displaced”, Browne said.
Furthermore, Browne said if fresh elections are called, new talents will be brought in.
“[If we] go to elections and there is an opportunity to pick some new people because we have about six to seven new candidates. We will bring in some new talents, people who are competent, people who are connected, and people who have good character. Put them on the slate, go to the poll, and either we get a bigger mandate or the UPP will win, and in that case, that person who tries to mess up our government to become prime minister will end up with no seat ”.
He said whoever tries that stunt will see that it is a “zero-sum” game.
Browne said if he is ever faced with a situation like that, he already has a plan in place.
“There is no crossing of no floor…The only thing they can do is resign and become independent and work with their opponent. It wasn’t a threat. I said to them that if I was faced with that situation, that individual would run the risk of destroying their political career,” Browne added.