Algernon “Serpent” Watts, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. George, apparently is being harassed by the Development Control Authority (DCA).
The agency demolished one of Watts’ billboards, in Potters, on Tuesday, January 10, after what reportedly was an informal notice.
On Wednesday, January 11, the DCA advised that, even if he relocates the structure from its original spot, he is not to erect a billboard in that area at all.
Watts is baffled at being forbidden from erecting another board farther east of the spot, and he reports that every attempt to replace the billboard on that stretch of road is being met with resistance from the DCA.
Yet again, the UPP Candidate is declaring that he will not be deterred by the shenanigans of the incumbent Antigua Labour Party candidate, Dean Jonas.
However, he is calling on the DCA to stop harassing him and allow the democratic process to work, with the people of St. George deciding who they would wish to represent them.
According to Watts, the ploy to push him to the limit and get him arrested will not work, and he is calling for a peaceful election.
On Tuesday, Watts’ billboard was pushed to the ground by a backhoe and broken into pieces that he had to remove from the area.