Asot To Run Again – PM

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PM at V.C Bird Day celebrations

Member of Parliament Asot Michael has been announced as one of 17 candidates who will run on an Antigua Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) ticket for the next general election.

The MP was relieved as a cabinet member and from all of his ministerial duties in October, shortly after he was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in London.

But on Monday morning, while addressing the V.C Bird wreath laying ceremony, Prime Minister Gaston Browne named Michael among the 17 ABLP candidates who will compete.

He said, “Even comrade Asot Michael who has had some difficulties, we have embraced him as one of us, and he too will be a candidate in the next general elections.”

Browne also named his wife – Maria Bird-Browne, who will run in St Johns Rural East and Daryl Matthew in St Johns Rural South.

Maria Browne

And based on a second CADRES poll, Senator Londell Benjamin will run in St Johns Rural West.

“This morning we got the results of a second poll that was done in the Rural West constituency, and based on the fact that comrade Londell Benjamin is now leading the UPP opponent, comrade Londell Benjamin is the candidate for Rural West,” the prime minister explained.

He confirmed too that Senator Lennox Weston will remain as the candidate to run in St Phillips South. “We told the other person to stand down” the prime minister said jokingly.

Prime Minister Browne said the poll, which randomly tested 350—400 people in each electoral district “represents the best option in each constituency.”

“We have consistently utilised polls so we can understand the pulse of the people, and I say to you, a poll that is done scientifically by an independent organisation such as CADRES is the best indicator of the will of the people,” he told onlookers.

Following the ceremony, Browne told state media “the polls are indicating that we [ABLP] could literally win all the seats.  In fact, it would appear that the labour party now, is stronger in government than even in opposition.”

The prime minister who again teased that the election date would come “like a thief in the night”, told state media that “All 17 candidates are in place, so at any time today or thereafter, the bells could ring.”

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Maria ….you look tired n weary and campaigning dnt start YET….
    You really 26 yrs….your ready made red suit ah swallow you.

    • LOL GOODNESS & MERCY, WHAT A COLOSSAL WASTE, SHE NEEDS A WHOLE LOT A PRAYER BECAUSE BOTH HER & THE PM HAVE NO SOUL, THEY HAVE BLACK HEARTS, IS SHE WILLING TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE WRONGS THAT THE ABLP IS DOING OR SHE WILL BE PART OF THE ENRICHED YOURSELF? DOES SHE HAVE A REAL JOB? PLEASE HELP ME I DON’T

  2. way to go !!!looking forward for this election….i really like how everything is working out with ablp…..im a 24 year old and i must say i enjoying hearing that they are giving opportunities to the younger generation …….red for my vote

    • Are you looking for the greater good of the country (no corruption, transparency, developments in education and the economy and sustainability in agriculture) or are you looking for a few turkey or ham, or a few electronics or maybe a few cursed dollars?

  3. Antigua is in a bad shape look around and see how this country is going CANT U ALL see MRS BROWNE DONT CARE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY

  4. The ABLP time in office is still too short for anyone to make a true assessment of its achievement. Same way let us not judge Mrs. Brown before she is given a chance to show the people what she is capable of and what she will do.

    • Politics us not about giving a CHANCE! where was she before she allowed herself to be used as a puppet with no SUBSTANCE? what is her contribution to A&B? can you name one of the young ladies that benefited from her so CALL CHARITY? CRAB KNOW THEM BACK NO STRONG THEY DON’T GO UNDER THE ROCK. AGAIN SHE PUT HERSELF OUT THERE IN THE PUBLIC. SHE MUST BE ABLE TO TAKE IT LIKE A BIG GIRL. ANTIGUANS ARE SO BIASD & ONE SIDED it’s pathetic, it’s okay for you bunch of spineless wannabe to CRITICIZED members of the UPP, BUT THEY SHOIULD NOT CRITICIZED ABLP? THE UPPP SLATE IS MORE EDUCATED THAN ANYONE OF YOU BIMBOS. JUST DON’T TOCH MY BROTHER THAT ALL I HAVE TO SAY. SAY NO MORE, FOR THE RECORD SHE CAN’T & WILL NOT DO JACK SHIT!!! TELL HER IT’S A DISGRACE & CHILD ABUSE TO USE HER 5 YEAR OLD SON. HOW SAD IN SUCH GARBAGE

    • Are you dreaming dude? They have had enough time to enrich themselves but not to improve the country? You definitely need to get your brainwashing undone!

  5. Do the Leaders in Antigua know what they are about?
    All of them are a bunch of Jokers a laughing stock for other COUNTRIES.

  6. I’m sure she will do better than Baldwin lol. U old pple just rant rant rant and never encourage the young ones or give them a chance to shine. Nothing is wrong with her suit @d’nice. Im sure if it was rhianna u won’t say none Caz she’s not Antiguan. Yall always tryna bring down your own and the the youth… Stupssss

  7. The PM is using ASOT MUCHAEL as a PORN to bring home that seat for the ABLP, if he wins he’ll not be sitting in parliament AS your representative, PEOPLE WAKE & SEE WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND YOU, YOU ARE NOIT OMLY HUNGRY @ CHRISTMAS TIME, THIS IS SHORT TERM, YOU ARE HUNGRY ALL THE TIME. YOU NEED TURKEY EVERY DAY,.YOU NEED HAM EVERYDAY , YOU NEED WATER EVERTYDAY, YOU NEED TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE EVERYDAY, YOU NEED YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU PUT IN YOUR WEEKS WORK, YOU NEED GOOD ROADS TO DRIVE ON EVERYDAY, YOU NEED TO FEEL SAFE IN YOUR COMMUNITY’S, YOU NEED TO HAVE A POLICE FORCE THAT YOU TRUST & RELUABLE TO TELL THE TRUTH & NOT POLITICALLY CONNECTED YOU NEED TO TAKE OFF YOUR BLINDFOLDS

    • Pleasant good morning to all the lovely people in Antigua and Barbuda.it is time we all pray for for the people in government. Cause I don’t think for a minute they are thinking of any one else but they family circle.and the young people out there crying for a better life.i pray that God grant them Wisdom knowledge and understanding and a heart to accept it all .BLESS

  8. Asot Michael is fired for his ” difficulties” but is still allowed to be a candidate. For his ” difficulties” Michael Freeland is ordered to stand down as a candidate but is not fired. Can anyone explain the madness of this logic?

  9. All u bunch of fools that is still supporting the opposition party is ignorant the ABLP is the best thing that has happen to Antigua/ Barbuda it’s time for you foolish ppl to wake up man by the grace of God the ABLP shall surely win again it is them who let Antigua/ Barbuda be known What did the other party did for u all nothing they only have you all drowning in sorrow n hardship it was all about themselves without the ABLP Antigua/Barbuda is nothing they are trying to clean up the dirty mess n the wreck that Baldwin Spencer n His crew left behind that you call an unfinished task with the Labor Party God will provide the sacrifice for the offering all you doubtful Thomas need to stop doubting Let God arise n let the enemies be scattered I declare in the name of Jesus Christ that the ABLP will win no weapon formed against them shall prosper Prayer overcome all evil this is my declaration to God be the glory great things He has done Let God be true n every man a liar With God all things are possible it is time for the haters to remove anger hatred strife n resentment n do the right thing stop the hating with all respect to the late Papa V.C Bird God bless Antigua/ Barbuda N the ppl May the Lord continue to give P.M Gastron Browne n the Labour Party wisdom knowledge n understanding through out their journey the Bible said we must pray for our leaders it is time for you the ppl who are hating to start showing love n let peace reign sign sealed n delivered by Evangelist Jacque’

    • YOU ARE A FRAUD CALLINGH YOUSELF EVANGELIST. I REMEMBER SEEING YOU @ WENDYS COME AGASIN, YOU ARE NOT EVEN AN ANTIGUAN, PLEASE SHUT TO HE’LL UP, PULISH YOUR CAR OF WORSHIP,

    • How can you align God with theft, sexual misconduct, being mean to the poor and unfortunate ( calling them deracinated imbeciles)and taking donations under false pretences? You fail to call sin by its right name! You are not instant in season and out of season, and God is impartial. He never takes sides and He never endorses wickedness. He may allow it for a while to work His purpose out, but He NEVER endorses sin! He abhors it!

  10. Asot hab arl a dem in he han…and ef dey nay ge he dem box han…arl a r u wil see wha happen…Me dun non…

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