Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the Parliamentary Representative for St Peter Asot Micheal should be held responsible by his constituents to ensure pledges made during the last general elections are kept.
Browne said he is giving Michael time to honor his election promises to the people of that constituency.
Michael contested that seat as an independent candidate in the January 18 general election, after a fallout with the Antigua Barbuda Labor Party (ABL).
He defeated the ABLP’s candidate Rawdon Turner with 2,137 to 899 votes.
On Saturday, during his weekly Browne and Browne radio program, a caller from St. Peter questioned the prime minister about his government’s intention to take care of the people of that constituency
“I see a lot of things are happening in other communities and nothing is happening for St. Peter”, the caller said
But Browne responded by saying, “Your representative pledged to the people of St. Peter, that if you elected him, he would have raised hundreds of million dollars to improve the people in that constituency. And I think it’s only fair that we give him a chance to perform. Now if he fails to perform, then the government can intervene”, Browne stated.
Apart from the campaign promises, residents of St Peter benefited from cash, household gifts, and food during the last general elections
It perhaps was the most fiercely fought constituency during the last general elections, although it is described as one of the most underdeveloped constituencies in Antigua and Barbuda, mainly in failing infrastructure.
Meanwhile, MP Michael is seen touring the United States with multi-million-dollar international artist Akon
A Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Akon is one of the world’s most influential voices in music today.
The tour includes stops in Charlotte, Nashville Tennessee, North Carolina, and Los Angeles.