Tuesday, 28 January 2014

NO RUSH TO Call elections

No rush to call elections

No rush to call elections
BASSETERRE – Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas says he will not be rushed into naming a date for the general election constitutionally due here by January 2015.
Addressing the fourth anniversary rally of his ruling St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) over the weekend, Douglas said he would not adhere to calls from the opposition for him to name the date for the polls.
He told supporters one year ago, traitors had sought to force the collapse of his government, a reference to former Cabinet ministers Dr Timothy Harris and former deputy prime minister Sam Condor, who have since formed the People’s Labour Party (PLP).
The two men have joined members of the main opposition People’s Action Movement (PAM) in filing a motion of no confidence against the government. They have also taken the matter to the courts.
Douglas, who is seeking a fifth consecutive term in power, told supporters that it was because of the grace of God, the government had been able to withstand the pressure and as a result, it is the SKNLP and not the opposition that will decide the election date.
“We are ready, stronger and we are going to make them wait. We are ready and ready and stronger but we are going to make them wait until Labour says we will call it because you see Labour must win because Labour large and Labour in charge,” he told supporters.
In the January 2010 general election, the SKNLP won a fourth consecutive term in office winning six of the 11 seats, with the PAM and the Concerned Citizens Movement both winning two seats. The Nevis reformation Party won the other seat. (CMC)


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