The writer of this article is obviously a great writer and communicator that I am not equal to. I think the writer is very truthful and on target in his / her characterization of our current Prime Minister, Mr. Gaston Browne, and the leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Harold Lovell. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP.
But, there is one major factor in the coming election contest that will come against Mr. Lovell’s UPP and in favour Mr. Browne’s ABLP: the fact is that no splintered, fractured or disunited Opposition Groups can win a General Election in Antigua and Barbuda.
This fact was proven in 1971 by Mr. George Herbert Walter who led the Progressive Labour Movement (PLM) to an electoral victory; and, subsequently, proven by Mr. Baldwin Spencer in his 2004 General Election victory.
If you are a student of Politics you will know that Antiguans, and people in most countries, if not all, for that matter, don’t change their votes easily.
The people of Antigua and Barbuda have given victory to a United Opposition on two (2) occasions, as mentioned above. And, they are not going to change the Government unless there is a Single United Opposition in place.
For this reason, I will say that Mr. Harold Lovell, for his failure to unite all the Opposition Forces into a Powerful Coalition, has no chance of becoming the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda: simply put, for his lack of such understanding about our politics, he has made it too easy for Prime Minister Gaston Browne, and his Antigua And Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) to win a Third Term in Office.
My humble assessment about the results of the upcoming General Election is that the Antigua And Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) will romp home to an impressive victory winning at least Sixteen (16), if not Seventeen (17), or all of the seats contested.
So, all this talk about Mr. Harold Lovell and UPP winning anything is just an illusory and childish fancy.
If there is going to be a surprise Opposition Victory it would be a deserving win for the Democratic National Alliance (DNA). Infact, I think a DNA victory is a possibility, but such an event could possibly be only triggered by a Rebellion of the Women of the ABLP.