ABLP branch executive to confirm candidates for Barbuda Council elections
The executive of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) Barbuda branch will determine its candidates for the upcoming Barbuda Council elections later this month.
That is because the primary planned for Saturday was called off when two of the seven candidates withdrew their names. With five seats up for grabs at the elections, party officials will confer amongst themselves about the remaining five in a bid to endorse them as the candidates for the elections.
Party sources have declined to name the five remaining candidates until they have been fully endorsed by the branch.
One party spokesman said the ABLP Barbuda branch fancies its chances in the upcoming elections on the grounds that the party offers development as its main goal.
However, he acknowledged that the acrimonious relationship that has been fostered by the Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) controlled council against the central government in St John’s plays into the narrative of ‘them against us’ among segments of the Barbuda population.
The party will promote the idea that development for Barbuda benefits everyone, including members of the Council.