Asot Michael press release on incident with Gaston Browne

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne has threatened to commit an act of violence against four-term Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Peter, Asot Michael.

 

It happened Friday night (December 30, 2022) at a residence in Pares where both politicians, once close friends and colleagues in Government, were campaigning
for the general election on January 18 th , 2023.


Visibly upset that Michael entered the verandah of the residence he was visiting at the time; Browne made the threat twice and then repeated it loudly a third time for the avoidance of any doubt as to what he actually said:

“If you come in my space, I will tomp you in your face”. The constituent, Marvel Christopher, said Mr. Michael did not do anything.

He only greeted her at which point the Prime Minister accused Mr. Michael of being
in his personal space.

According to Christopher, the Prime Minister was visiting her home for the first time while Mr. Michael is a regular.

Two police officers accompanying the Prime Minister heard him issue the threat and did nothing but pushed Mr. Michael when instructed by Mr. Browne to “get him out of here”.

A contingent of masked officers from the Special Security Unit (SSU) armed with machine guns then followed Mr. Michael’s campaign team around Pares Village for the rest of the evening in an obvious attempt to intimidate them on behalf of the Labour party leader and his candidate.

Mr. Michael is contesting next month’s general election as an independent candidate after four straight wins in the St Peter’s constituency on the Labour party’s ticket.

He was unconstitutionally removed by Mr. Browne as ABLP candidate in favor of Browne’s personal choice Rawdon Turner whose selection was declared illegal by the High Court.

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30 COMMENTS

  1. Asot playing the PM like a banjo! And Gaston considers himself to be the consummate politician? Looks like Asot scored a TKO.

  2. Wow so you can threaten someone and instead of you getting special armed police to escort you around, you get them to follow the man you threatened. Time for you to leave the political scene Dog.

  3. Gaston Browne invades the space of other candidates all the time: Remember what he did at the UPP Small BUSINESS PULL-UP in POINT. He event went so far as to give out money!
    Gaston Browne is a horrible human being.

  4. That is who y’all want to be the leader of our country? Abusing his authority, threatening, coercing and removing Asot from a residence of a private citizen. The PM and the police officers should be held liable for criminal intent and actions. This is disgusting, time to get rid of the dictator. We cannot allow this clown to run the country one more term or else we set ourselves up for a rude awakening.

    • MR.ASOT WRONG WRONG,NOTING THAT THE ELECTION DATE ALREADY BEEN SET, THEREFORE MR.ASOT SHOULD HAVE ALL MR.BROWNE TO FINISH, RATHER THAN TRYING TO INVADE MR.BROWNE SPACE,MR.BROWNE BODY GUARD SHOULD NEVER ALLOW MR.ASOT TO GET SO CLOSE, PENDING THAT ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS GOING ON,WHAT IF MR.ASOT ATTACK MR.GASTON UNEXPECTED,WHAT THE PUBLIC WOULD SAY ABOUT THE SITUATION…

  5. I’m disappointed in Asot and his threatening behavior. Patience is a virtue. Why did he have to be so confrontational with the PM and Mr. Turner? Couldn’t he have waited until the PM left to approach the house?
    Where was the security for the PM? Knowing the adversarial nature of their relationship why wasn’t the PM properly protected?
    His detail team gets a fail. Absolutely shocking to see Asot approach the PM with his back turned and his security detail allowing Asot to approach him.
    Epic FAIL! Get better police. PROTECT THE PM WITH YOUR LIFE IF YOU HAVE TO.

    • @Missbehaving, are we looking at the same video. Gaston was the one threatening to tump Asot in his face. A true leader has emotional intelligence. Gaston is obviously threatened by Asot, not physically but mentally, emotionally. He is peeing his pants right now. Asot Micheal will take him to task and blow the clown out the water. When Gaston showed up at the UPP campaign, did you say he was a bully and he could’ve waited until they left? And Yes, his detail team gets a fail for not reminding him that he should not act in that manner. Gaston and his detail should be thrown in jail for threats and complicity.

      A word to the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. A vote for any member of the ABLP party is a vote for the clown. Let’s use our wisdom and do what is right and good for our country. GET RID OF GASTON!

    • @ missbehaving give me a break! This is Antigua! We dont have such violents here!! People are not that politically motivated to do something to the PM… u are just trying to look for excuses for the inexcusable behavior from the PM!! Asot is just playing there own game and he can’t handle it….

  6. Asot clearly wanted to provoke a confrontation. The PM has repeatedly said that he wants nothing to do with him, yet he approaches a home the PM is visiting before he got there. Could Asot not have gone to a different residence and then go there afterwards? The PM was right to WARN (it is a warning) him that if he enters his PERSONAL SPACE he will get one thump!

    • @ Wash an’ Basin

      We do not expect anything better from you.

      You probably suck the poo out of Gaston’s azz whenever he goes to the toilet. I have never once seen you criticising this vagabond.
      Your’s and his DAYS ARE NUMBERED YOU USEFUL IDIOT

  7. Vote Asot Michael. Vote Asot Michael. Vote Asot Michael.

    I hope that the electorates in the other constituencies are watching.

    A vote for ANY labour party candidate is a vote for gaston browne and if the majority of electorates are comfortable with gaston browne, then God help this country.

  8. If there is one thing I know I will never fight to go in one’s home if they do not want me there. Does not matter if it is my father or mother’s house. Asot needs to accept that he is not wanted in the labour party anymore. Not only by Gaston but my majority of the Labour party executives.

  9. I am so ashamed. I have a challenge for the PM, if you are capable of carrying out your threat please get rid of your security details…send them back to do real police work.

  10. Take a good look/listen at/to da Crips & Bloods–esque behaviour of Antiguas political leader and his “body guards.” Why was Asots presence at this constituents home so triggering to the PM? Was there trying to buy votes for his hand picked flunky? And why would Asot simply being there warrant such a violent response from Antiguas leader.

    Antigua needs cooler heads to lead the nation.
    Crime and violence are already rampant in Antigua and the leader literally sent a resounding YES to
    physical violence to all thugs and wannabe thugs.

    Antigua is quickly turning into Haiti /Jamaica in terms of its propensity for crime & violence.
    I feel safer in the US than I do in Antigua lately – that
    is appalling for such a small island. If the people of this country don’t turn this around and quick, Antigua will be doomed.

  11. This behaviour is so unbecoming of a leader of my beloved Antigua & Barbuda; and this repellent, repugnant and revolting Prime Minister is out there threatening to punch someone in the face – twice!

    What has happened to this utter looney toon???

    Is he feeling the heat from all his broken manifesto promises? Or simply, he’s just an out and out thug?

    It seems like his advisors don’t know how to curtail this thuggish behaviour and tomfoolery.

    The only positive I can get from this Gaston Browne nonsensical ruffian deportment, is that we can put a halt to it all on the 18th of January. Phew!

    🎶The Party Done …🎵

      • And also watch Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Enter the Dragon (reggae classic) – The Original on YouTube.

        JUST ABOUT SUMS GASTON ‘KUNG-FU’ BROWNE UP AT PRESENT … 🎵 WHAT AH RIDDIM GASSY 🎶

  12. GASTON IS SERIOUSLY CRAZY. I MEAN SERIOUSLY.

    How can we EVER ELECT THAT MAN AGAIN ?????????

    PEOPLE WAKE UP……HE IS A DICTATOR

  13. This is exactly how the cry baby operates. Does his nonsense then come back as if he is innocent. He must be bipolar.

  14. Is this type of person you all want for a prime minister god heeeeellllllpppppp antigua h ust think asot is his wife that he beat all the time. Let go the gal no

  15. On another note, of the same song #❤️BIRDS of a FEATHER!

    This makes for great script writing, yet; Truth is Stranger than #FICTION!

    #Birds of the same feather!
    The fact, that there are masks Military Personnel being deployed, are some of these militias made up, of some of the Africans coming into Antigua?

    Gaston, you Political Twim has you on the run!

    THRILLER in Anteegah!

    Ras Smood aka Jumbee_Picknee
    De ‘ole Dutty Peg Foot Bastard

    Vere Cornwall Edwards

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