The journey to the by-election has been quite an eventful trip, full of roadblocks, Symister acknowledges

The United Progressive Party (UPP) is confident of a by-election win
once the process is free and fair, since it says the Antigua Labour
Party cannot win an election without treating or other inducements.
This is evident from Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s recent
pronouncement that persons could get duty-free and other
concessions simply by asking him.

Leon Chaku Symister, the Party’s spokesperson on legal matters,
says it has been quite a journey to the by-election, with a court case;
incorrect interpretations of the law; and the rejection of MP Kelvin
Simon’s June 7 resignation from the House of Representatives by
Speaker of the House Sir Gerald Watt.
But now, Symister says, the Party is anticipating polling day, which
should be an exciting time, barring any unforeseen weather
phenomena. And, he says, rain alone should not stop the by-election
from taking place.
The UPP spokesperson is hoping that the Antigua and Barbuda
Electoral Commission (ABEC) will have everything in place,
anticipating that anything can happen.
He says the onus is now on ABEC to ensure a free and fair electoral
process is conducted in St. Mary’s South.
Symister says the Party’s Election Day plan is in place to ensure that
supporters go out and vote, since by-elections do not usually attract
a high turnout.