The Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) held its primary on the weekend and has selected its slate to contest the biennial Barbuda Council elections.
Party Chairman John Mussington says the February 25 primary – ahead of the March 23 or 29 polls – will see four BPM candidates vying for vacant seats on the Council. They are Devon Warner and Sharima Deazle-Myers, who were previous members of the Council and will be up for re-election, and two newcomers: Fitzroy Warner and Mussington, himself.
Now that the primary is behind the party, the BPM will hit the ground running in terms of advancing its public campaign initiatives, the chairman says.
Meanwhile, speaking about his selection to contest a Council seat, Mussington, who wears many hats, says the work now begins.
He recently retired as principal of the Sir McChesney George Secondary School. Had he still been in that civil-service position, he says, it would have precluded him from holding a seat on the Council.
Mussington says that, initially, he had no interest in entering the political arena. However, this decision has been made for him and he is delighted to represent the people of Barbuda and further build and develop his homeland.