The United Progressive Party (UPP) is poised to roll out a number of
public events as it prepares for a by-election in St. Mary’s South in
less than 100 days.
While the first such event – a mobilization/walk-through – had been
set for this afternoon, Thursday, June 29, organizers have
announced a postponement because of the unstable weather
conditions across the island.
However, on Saturday, July 1, the UPP’s “Small Business Pull-up” will
make its return to the constituency. Patrons are asked to gather at 2
p.m. at the Urlings Primary School, the move-off point.
Then, on Monday, July 3, Party members and supporters are
encouraged to turn out at the High Court of Justice in solidarity with
Kelvin “Shugy ” Simon, the UPP candidate for St. Mary’s South, as
the matter concerning his election to Parliament gets underway.
Simon’s election is being challenged by an Antigua Labour Party
(ALP) supporter, who, among other things, is asking the Court to
declare the ALP candidate, Samantha Marshall, the winner of the
January 18 election, since she amassed the second-highest number
The claimant charges that Simon had not resigned from the public
service before he was nominated as a candidate.
Meanwhile, to rally its base in the St. Mary’s South constituency, the
Party will host a public rally at the Bolans Play Field on Thursday,
July 6, at 7 p.m.
The UPP says it is looking forward to the full participation of
supporters at all at these events.