By Zaya Williams
In an unexpected development, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has seen the departure of two of its candidates.
Chaneil Imhoff, the former candidate for the St. Peters constituency, and Avoy Knight, who aspired to represent the St. John’s Rural South constituency, have tendered their resignations.
Imhoff, in her letter of resignation, expressed that her decision was a difficult one but emphasized that it was “necessary for the next chapter of my life.”
She conveyed her heartfelt appreciation for the support and guidance she received during her tenure with the party saying “I will always cherish the memories and lessons learned from this remarkable journey.”
Knight, in his own resignation statement, revealed that he had pondered the decision for an extended period, arriving at his choice after careful consideration.
He noted that his future in the political arena remains uncertain but assured that he remains “steadfast on a mission for community and nation building in my own capacity.”
He too expressed gratitude to the organization which he said “allowed me to stamp my footprint in the history books of this nation and allowed me to truly stand to represent the people and youths of this country.”
Imhoff and Knight join the ranks of six party members who have resigned from the DNA in less than a year. The list includes Kelton Dalso, who was slated to contest the St. George constituency, as well as DNA Secretary General and candidate for the St. John’s City West constituency, Gatesworth James, both of whom resigned in November the previous year.
Additionally, former President and DNA candidate for St. John’s Rural West, Malaka Parker, and former DNA First Vice-President Bruce Goodwin, chose to step down in October 2022.