Peoples Action Movement candidate in constituency #1, Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd, was the first member of his party to confirm his nomination at the Basseterre Police Station, where he took in excess of 20 minutes to receive his confirmation.
Upon exiting the station through the Lozack Road entrance, the confident and often outspoken candidate told miyVue.com that he is happy that the process is over and now he can focus on the elections, where he is confident of winning the seat for his party.
“It’s another step in the process in my victory on the 16th of February. As you are aware the nomination process is a part of the requirement of the law, and I have satisfied that process. Now I will move onto elections,” said Liburd.
Further he said that “… I’m elated, I’m happy that one of my nominators is one of the youngest persons on the register, just turned 18 years old. And the other one is one of the most senior voters in East Basseterre on the register, so that signals my intention to bridge the gap between the future and the present.
Meanwhile, young lawyer in the Peoples Action Movement, Jonel Powell, was all smiles, as his mother and party supporters joined him.
Powell led a small group in a march from his Greenlands office to constituency #1, where he joined up with Liburd and incumbent representative for number #3 Sam Condor before accepting his nomination at the Old Girls School on Victoria road.
“I feel good. I’m ready for the elections on the 16th. I am ready to win this constituency in the name of the people,” Powell declared.
He noted that he will continue to campaign, and it would be “stepped up a notch”.
“We will continue on the road to victory. On the road to showing people that better days are coming for them under a government of National Unity” Powell posited.