ALP supporter tells PM Browne that Colin James is the wrong candidate for All Saints East & St. Luke

An Antigua Labour Party supporter and apparent constituent of All Saints East and St. Luke wants prospective candidate Colin James to be replaced.

On Saturday, February 12, the dissatisfied man called in to a radio program and asked Prime Minister Browne when he will address the matter of putting someone better to contest the constituency.

The man reasoned that, based on previous election results, unless James wins All Saints by at least 400 votes he cannot carry the constituency.  And although James received more votes in that village than in any other community, the caller still believes he is not the right fit, referring to James as a bluffer.

Reports say that at least three other persons are interested in contesting that constituency: Neil Cochrane, Winston Williams and Jermaine Lewis.

Browne, meanwhile, says that a screening committee has been set up to review the prospective candidates with the goal of choosing the best fit.  However, based on several polls, he says, James is the preferred candidate.

The caller was adamant that even Joanne Massiah of the Democratic National Alliance has ranked higher than James in the polls.  But Browne, who clearly did not want to discuss this matter publicly, disagreed with him during the exchange.

Meanwhile, the incumbent – the United Progressive Party’s Jamale Pringle – has already thrown down the gauntlet, declaring that no matter who the ALP puts up, he will defeat that person.