The Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) is getting ready for a primary to determine which candidates will contest for seats on the Barbuda Council.
John Mussington is the newly elected chairman of the oldest political institution on Barbuda. He hinted that he might be among those throwing their hat in the ring for a chance to sit on the Council to represent the interests of Barbudans and defend their rights.
He says the primary is slated for Saturday, February 25.
The biennial Barbuda Council elections should be held on March 23. Unlike the General Election, which is called at the discretion of the prime minister, Mussington notes that Council elections have a fixed date.
However, he says, the BPM has not yet kicked off its official campaign, since it is waiting on this weekend’s primary.
In the meantime, Mussington spoke about his election to the position of chairman of the political party. This Tuesday, February 21, marked one week since he was chosen to fill the position, following the BPM’s convention.
Mussington says the COVID-19 pandemic caused the 45-year-old political institution to delay the hosting of its convention, since the country has been dealing with the fallout since March 2020.