Trevor Walker, the Member of Parliament for Barbuda and leader of the Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM), is confident the members of his party will emerge victorious in the biennial Barbuda Council elections slated for Wednesday, March 29.
The BPM successfully nominated four candidates in the persons of former principal John Mussington and Fitzroy Warner, who are first-time contenders, and Sharima Deazle-Myers and Devon Warner, who are both seeking re-election.
As the BPM seeks to maintain its majority on the Council, Walker says the Party will continue to protect the interests of all Barbudans and will not allow the Gaston Browne Administration to gaslight the people of the sister-island.
Walker says that a loud and clear message will be sent to the Government and to Browne that Barbudans will not be pushovers and will continue to fight for their freedom and rights.
The MP says the persistent attempts to starve Barbudans into submission – by not paying the monthly budget allocation on time — will not work, since the people are resilient.
Walker says the BPM will safeguard the existence of the Barbuda Council and its enabling legislation, The Barbuda Local Government Act, 1976, in order to represent the vision and best interests of all Barbudans, at home and abroad.
Everything is set for Wednesday’s polls, as Barbudans get set to vote for the second time in just over two months. They last voted in the January 18 General Elections, when they re-elected Walker as their representative.
Members of the Free and Fair Election League are on the ground in Barbuda in preparation to observe the elections. Progressive FM’s station manager William “Zeze” Thomas is also in Barbuda as part of the observation mission with the League.