Editorial Staff
7 months ago

Editorial Staff
7 months ago

Prime Minister Insists Newly Appointed Senator George Was Not Bought

By Aabigayle McIntosh

 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the former Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party candidate Samantha Marshall had made the decision to pull out of the St Mary’s South by-election race, months before it was made public.

“That decision was made even earlier in the year she indicated to us that she was not inclined to contest the by-election. We were also searching for a new candidate concurrently while she was holding on and we looked at many options both within and without,” Browne told State Media following the swearing-in of Senator Dwayne George

George will be the new candidate for the upcoming by-elections in that constituency

“This young man [Dwayne George] was our best option and he was actually recommended by a number of individuals within the constituency, they said to us if we are lucky enough to get this man on our side, he is a winner,” Browne said.

Browne said George, a former United Progressive Party member, is very talented, saying that he is also pleased with the response received from the constituents.

The prime minister remains very optimistic that the party’s new choice is well on the way to becoming the next Member of Parliament for St Mary’s South.

Despite negative reactions to George’s switch from the UPP, Browne defends the decision, citing previous examples of politicians doing the same thing.

“You would recall Dr. Errol Cort was once a member of the Labour Party he walked one day and the following day because a member of the UPP and defeated Sir Lester Bird. There are so many examples even in our current administration”, he said

He maintained that his party always seeks to attract the best talent.

Browne also insisted that George’s decision was not incentivized by money.

“Not one cent he is doing this out of conviction I think he always knew that he could serve at the highest level. The opportunity aroused and he ceased it, these opportunity does not come every day” he added

 Browne also sees the newly appointed Senator as a strong political force.

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous National

    NOT BOUGHT? SO WHAT DO YOU CALL IT, THEN? MAYBE JUST A TURNCOAT, A TRAITOR. WOW! THIS IS SO OBVIOUS EVEN A 3 YEAR OLD CAN SEE THIS

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  2. Mae

    Mr PM, you’re the reason why Antigua and Barbuda is more curse than it ever been. Your constant lies as the head of the nation are bringing more curse on us as a nation. Who are you trying to fool with these lies. You tried with Shugy and it didn’t work so you goes after Dwayne George. Dwayne is weak so that’s why you, Gaston, could have thrown out your net and catch him easily. Shugy is a godly man, a man for the people of St Mary’s South, and country. Shugy listen to the people and he also listen to God.
    Dwayne has none of these attributes so he will be easily bought. There are more like Dwayne on the UPP side. I pray that their political affiliation will be exposed soon, so the UPP can be cleaned of them all.

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    • Anonymous

      Shugy is a Godly man? How so? Are you serious? Godly? Really? Truly?

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  3. Anonymous

    Wait Soo Labour Party no have nobody else could go in Samantha’s place but him you all got too be Kidding he was just there at School talking about this guy Shuggy and now he is a Labour Party Supporters pleeeease give me a Break .for me I don’t trust him he could have Killed Shuggy and there Pretending too be his Friend .anyway every one is looking for “POWER” they don’t care how Low they “will Stop” WOOOW”

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