By Aabigayle McIntosh
Senator Samantha Marshall, former Member of Parliament for St Mary’s South, has responded to comments made by her former opponent, Kelvin “Shugy” Simon, during a recent political event held in Urlings.
Simon accused Marshall of deceiving the people of Bolans when she claimed that she was the one who introduced her replacement, Dwayne George, to Prime Minister Gaston Browne
In response, Marshall advised Simon to seek legal advice or improve his research skills.
Last week, Simon also accused Marshall, of attempting to secure her pension by “singing for her supper”.
In response, Senator Marshall dismissed the comments and advised the United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate to seek legal advice and improve his research skills if he was unfamiliar with the law.
“I was born in the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party; I cherished the party, which is dear to my heart. I am pensionable, I have been pensionable for some time now, as some of my colleagues in the Cabinet probably envy that position.
“The reality is that despite my decision not to run for elective politics, the Prime Minister asked me if I would continue to serve in the Senate as Leader of Government business, and I said to him I had no difficulty in doing so, but for my reasons I believe it was appropriate for me at that time to stand down,” Marshall said.
She said the aim is to ensure that the party wins the seat.
“So, tell them, go back to and check their records, get your facts, that’s all I would say,” Marshall continued.