Daryl Matthew will replace embattled senator Michael Freeland in the Upper House, a source within the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) has confirmed.
Matthew has already been selected to replace Member of Parlaiment Eustace ‘Teco’ Lake who will not be contesting the Rural South seat for health reasons.
Matthew’s appointment has been drafted by the Prime Minister’s office and is now awaiting confirmation by Governor General Sir Rodney Williams.
It is not yet known whether Matthew will assume all responsibilities currently held by Freeland which includes parliamentary secretary with responsibilities for the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
Matthew currently sits as President of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association and also as executive member of the National Olympic Committee.
Freeland tendered his resignation to the Senate effective December 31, 2017 over the “auction-gate” scandal.
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