BREAKING: Nicholas retains City East seat for ABLP


Melford Nicholas has retained the St. Johns City East seat for the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party.

He beat United Progressive Party leader Harold Lovell in a closely contested race.

In the first declared seat for the 2018 general election, Nicholas polled 768 votes to Lovell’s 616.

Nicholas said his victory is a message to “naysayers” who doubted his ability to win the seat.

“I am feeling very satisfied with the work that we have done. I am also feeling vindicated,” he told reporters.

Political analyst Peter Wickham says “If Melford can defeat Harold it doesn’t say good things for the UPP.”

It is the second time that the Nicholas has won that seat for the ABLP.

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  1. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: “The problem with the UPP is that Lovell is its leader”

    • Harry’s been alone since the last election. He’s alienated everybody. He finish now. He needs a new career.

  2. Something is wrong with Antigua people. They love corruption. But wait uall going to regret it, Gaston is going to do as he pleases even more so now

    • Smh why can’t some people just learn to accept the truth. The UPP was heavily rejected again, but of course you won’t see it that way. Instead you gone curse the people of Antigua saying we love corruption. The people have made it clear who they want. Just check the results most of the UPP canideates lost almost 2-1 something wrong there. They even lost two of their strong holds St. Phillips South and St. John’s Rural West so that nah say something wrong. The UPP need to go review themselves starting from their leader.

    • The People have spoken. It’s time to get on board. Forward Ever! Backward Never! The New Antigua is being built.

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