Statement By Asot Michael on High Court ruling in his favour

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Michael

Statement By the Honourable Asot A. Michael following the delivery of the High Court ruling against the Honourable Gaston Browne and others.

 

On the evening of 25th March 2022, the Honourable Prime Minister and Leader of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) published on his Facebook page a slate of Candidates as approved by the ABLP Executive for the upcoming General Elections. This was followed by a press release on 26th March 2022, which mirrored the Leader’s Facebook publication of 25th March 2022.

 

Both publications disappointed, as well as offended me, as a long standing and loyal member of the ABLP.  Despite the clear position I hold as the incumbent representative and candidate for the Party for the Constituency of St. Peter, my name was not on either list but another person, Rawdon Turner, was named as the candidate for St. Peter.

 

The absence of my name was in my view a clear violation of my rights as a member of the Party. Notwithstanding the disagreements between myself and the Political Leader, I never once questioned his entitlement to be respected and treated as Leader of the Party.  I fail to see how I would be expected to tolerate his clear mistreatment of me as the duly elected Representative for the Constituency of St. Peter within the Party structure.

 

It was for these reasons I immediately filed an application in the High Court for an injunction to protect my rights and the interests of those I represent in St. Peter.  I am grateful to God for the strength he has bestowed upon me in the face of adversity.  I am truly grateful for the wisdom and independence of our Courts, having granted an interim injunction on 7th April 2022, maintained the injunction by written judgment given on 12th May 2022.

 

 

The Court has noted that there is a preponderance of the evidence to suggest the infractions of my rights as a member of the ABLP by the Leadership. Further, the court has been compelled to act in keeping and seeking to maintain the ABLP’s commitment to the due and fair process of law in the selection of its Candidates.

 

Though I continue to suffer greatly under the hands of those who seek to oppress me, I remain eternally grateful for the love and support of my family and constituents who continue to support me in this fight against oppression and hardship, visited upon the people of St. Peter and myself through no fault of our own. This I do as my small part to maintain a democratic society and to keep at bay all forms of totalitarian and authoritarian leadership of our Land.

 

I wish to make it clear, that at no time has anyone, including our good comrade Rawdon Turner approached me and asked me to withdraw my candidacy and support theirs. I continue to look forward to the support of all comrades, including Comrade Turner.

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52 COMMENTS

  1. The duly elected representative has spoken. Let’s wait to see how this one plays out.
    Cheers

    • Comrade Dave Ray, when will your party be calling the convention? What is the top dawg afraid of?

      • This one is not for me. Well yes. Anything that gives ABLP a bad day, is a good day for me.
        Let me get ma popcorn.

  2. Mr. Asot please bow out graceful it is clear that them nah want you, ah diff you diff. You are a disgrace to the human race Asot. Stop wasting your money, you nah ever run pan Labour Party ticket cry cry baby. You dam disgusting.

    • Cry Baby,
      Antigua na belong to you and Gaston Brown, you dam disgusting. Labour Party na belong to Gaston, the people voted for Asot. Shut up and mind your business.

      • It seems like Gaston Browne and the Labour rab you ah something. You nah hab none work in you house fu do and mine you dam business.

        • Oh, so you know. You are part of the corruption and greed. People can’t get paid after them done work but y’all find money to bribe people election time. Antigua people going to show Gaston and his cronies what time a day it is. Again, Antigua na belong to Gaston Brown. The people decide who win, not Gaston, not you.

          • Dictatorship got to go

            Why are you so angry. UPP can tell you bout corruption and greed that’s why Antigua people would never put them back there. Ah that a wah ah bun you?. Dictatorship you seems also to have a serious problem with good governance. What ever Gaston Browne have for you, please tell me so I can let him give you. You sick tomach

    • You think Antigua belongs to your stupid greedy grabston,. We don’t want any fk dictator in our democracy.

      • Greed corrupt deceptive

        Ah who you? a way you come from. Look blue fly please don’t bother me. The tick that grabston stick inna you goat, you can tek umm out now. Please and thank

      • Cry Baby,

        I think you have a hunch and I think you may be actually part of Gaston circle. He wicked, people should not be begging for what they earn. We should not be insulted and told “you tek the government to court so what you want me to do” He should govern, he should, lead, he should do what is right for the country which include Antiguans. He should not be giving away our country to the Chinese and the locals can’t get lands to improve their lives. He should see to it that Antiguans can progress not regress. He should know what priorities are for our country. Not selling water to the highest bidder. He should rule fairly like Papa Bird did. Not farming and taking from the little in the middle of him being Prime Minister. He should understand diplomacy, tact, not get on radio and tit for tat with civilians. He should lead. Since he cannot do any of these things. Gaston need to GET THE HELL OUT.

        • Dictatorship got to stop

          Why does it matter to you whether or not I’m apart of Gaston Browne’s circle BLUE FLY. I’m not interested with whom you are affiliated with. You’re just chatting a bunch ah shit, point blank period. Are you saying to Antigua people that the Labour Party has not done anything for this country and its people from its inception led by Papa Bird the father of the nation as we call him, Sir Lester Bird God bless his soul and the now present Prime Minister Gaston Browne. Is people like you why UPP will never regain power in this country, never again. Let’s not forget that they did worse. Couldn’t even run a sweetie shop. Listen let me not go there or even entertain you. YOU JUST NEED TO SHUT THE HELL UP, 48 more years in you tail. Bye Felicia

          • Cry baby,

            Not so fast. I did not call you names. You really hanging in wrong circles. Birds of a feather flock together. We don’t need to insult each other. Just deal with the state of affairs and governance. The fact is your Idol is not a good leader or as I can see, not a good influence either. We need good governance and leadership with class. That’s all am saying. You can either lie to yourself or accept the truth that we are in trouble in our land of birth with the current leadership.

  3. Asot Michael knows he holds all the cards now, and the court recognises this.

    The Prime Minister has tried to undermine Mr A. Michael all along the way since he lost the case. To continue as normal as if nothing has happened, is downright disrespectful to the judicial process and the rule of law in Antigua.

    YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW SIR …

    Accept now that you lost PM, and bring Asot Michael RIGHTLY back into the fold.

    • … Remember folks, when the LAW doesn’t apply to LAWMAKERS, you are not being governed, you are being RULED …

  4. He cab run as a candidate. He will NOT be a CABINET MEMBER or given any MINISTRY.

    • Why are you a reflection of your boss? You need to take your medication and you have to compensate for all the times you have missed.

    • You, too, need to take your medication. Im convinced that you are delusional like the owner of the tail that you are holding on to.

      • Rovi

        It seems like you have a Medical problem, please go and take your meds. Bye now, hope you feel better

  5. Mr.Benjamín you are also a duly elected representative. Did you bow out or were you pushed out. I remember the PM referencing to you sir as old . I can remember saying to my friends that you are younger that Maulwin, Cutie and Robin. Just could not understand Gastón Browne in undignified manner calling you old . This is your chance to also strengthen the democratic process not only of ABLP and our electoral process. The political parties have failed to follow their constitution are corrupting the process over the years. Choosing candidates that were not duly elected by the branches or constituency. If the leader of a political party and his chosen few is allowed to break the constitution of a registered political party. It can only lead to dictatorship governments .

    • “This is your chance to also strengthen the democratic process not only of ABLP and our electoral process.

      The political parties have failed to follow their constitution are corrupting the process over the years.

      Choosing candidates that were not duly elected by the branches or constituency.

      If the leader of a political party and his chosen few is allowed to break the constitution of a registered political party. It can only lead to dictatorship governments”.

      I agree with these sentiments 100%.

    • Frankly Speaking

      Cutie, Robin and Maulwin who old or young and what Gaston may have said shouldn’t be your focus. Totally irrelevant. Your problem seems to be good governance led by Gaston Browne and the ABLP, which is quite obvious. Man, just put that inna you pipe and smoke umm.

  6. THIS PAPPY-SHOW, DISREGARD FOR THE RULE OF LAW IS A CANCEROUS BEHAVIOUR IS AFFECTING THE ENTIRE NATION. THE INABILITY TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST A CUSTOMS BROKER WHO DEFRAUDED THE TREASURY OF OVER THREE MILLION DOLLARS…THE INABILITY TO BRING JUSTICE TO NIGEL CHRISTIAN, THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS LIKE ONE BIG CARTOON SHOW… FRED AND BARNEY…MR SLATE…WILMA AND BETTY….JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN. LIVE CARTOON NETWORK IN ANTIGUA

    • Dione Pelle,

      You said it all. Let’s see what the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda do. This is more than corruption and greed. What is going on Is also criminal.
      Let’s do this before it’s too late. People, there’s no reversal opportunities if we make a mistake again.
      REMOVE GASTON ASAP.

  7. If, and whenever, Asot Michael decides to challenge that seat again, I would love to hear how the labour party presents him to the electorates of St. Peter, after all the sordid things they had been told about him. Tune in, it’s happening soon.

    • Where's the GUN that killed NIGEL CHRITIAN and when will shortie be charged for forging the PM signature??

      THIS PAPPY-SHOW, DISREGARD FOR THE RULE OF LAW IS A CANCEROUS BEHAVIOUR AND AFFECTING THE ENTIRE NATION. THE INABILITY TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST A CUSTOMS BROKER WHO DEFRAUDED THE TREASURY OF OVER THREE MILLION DOLLARS ($3,000,000). THE INABILITY TO BRING JUSTICE TO NIGEL CHRISTIAN , THIS WHOLE COUNTRY IS LIKE ONE BIG CARTOON SHOW!!!!

  8. Level head and Dion Pelle

    Wait!! are you think Antigua people stupid, with the fraught that a come from are you mouth. Them tactic ya’ll trying not gonna work. Dion Pelle you are the real PAPPY-SHOW. Level head you have the nerves to talk about corruption and greed, ah way you live?. That smells like UPP. The people of Antigua and Barbuda knows good governance. You need to remove yourself. WAP WAP 48 more years in you tail. Suck pan that now

    • Where's the GUN that killed NIGEL CHRITIAN and when will shortie be charged for forging the PM signature??

      NO ANTIGUA PEOPLE NOT STUPID. YOU ARE THE REAL PAPPY SHOW AS JOANNE MASSIAH SAID…..SHE CALL ALL OF YOU USEFUL IDIOTS ”CLOWNS” SINGING FOR YOUR SUPPER, BUT THE WELL GONNA DRY UP SOON.
      PEOPLE SCREAMING OUT FOR HUNGRY IN THIS COUNTRY, NO RELIEF FOR THE HIGH COST OF LIVING….NO STIMULUS, NO COST OF LIVING RELIEF, NO GAS REDUCTION, STRIKE, STRIKE EVERY DAY BY PUBLIC WORKERS….THAT ALONE IS A PURE SIGN OF CORRUPTION.
      WHERE HAVE YOU LIVED? REDONDA? YOU GUYS ARE SO PATHETIC!!!!!
      COME LORD JESUS COME AND TARRY NOT AND PLEASE DELIVER US FROM THIS WICKED LABOUR PARTY GOVERNMENT.

      • Who ever you be, please leave the Lord’s name outta you filthy mouth and mine he nah struck you down. Why you have so much hatred in you heart Sis?. Seems like you no about the gun and the signature. You have some nerves. It was worse under the UPP you forgot. Are you nah get back they. He!! tek this, 48 more years in you tomach. You are bitter, go and suck an 🥚

        • Where's the GUN that killed NIGEL CHRITIAN and when will shortie be charged for forging the PM signature??

          You have so much love.

          PEOPLE SUFFERING UNDER DIS WICKED LABOUR PARTY. WHICH WORLD ARE YOU LIVING.
          LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN HARDER IN ANTIGUA.
          LAND GIVEAWAY TO MINISTERS @ $2 PER SQUARE FOOT.
          MINISTERS RAKING IN MILLIONS FROM THE SALE OF WATER TO POOR PEOPLE, PROFITING OFF THE BACKS OF THE DOWNCAST. THAT IS SEDITION.
          YOU MUST BE HANDSOMELY PAID.
          U PANICKING BECAUSE YOUR ‘CASH FLOW’ WILL DRY UP? LOL

    • Cry baby, I hope your getting paid well. Do you get paid per word or per letter. I hope it’s worth it. You must not be from Antigua because you said Antiguans know good Governance and we Antiguans know it’s not the administration currently running the country. You know it to, corruption and greed by the politicians have taken over Antigua. Wake up my youth.

  9. Level lead, no I’m not been paid for your information. However you may have been paid because you sound like a stock record fixated on corruption and greed. Why when people like you are called out y’all tends to think of foreigners. Level Head I’m a born and bread homegrown Antiguan, way you come from? and of course we know what is good governance. Is it that you’re just anti Gaston Browne? or you’re sayng that all politicians to include the UPP are corrupt and greedy. Please be honest with yourself.

  10. Where’s the Gun that killed NIGEL CHRISTIAN. first of all change that name and have some respect for the deceased, may his soul rest in perpetual peace. I think you made an error there, that to me sounds like the UPP in 2004-2009 carry on smartly and say how thee sudden go, me lub ummm.

    • Where's the GUN that killed NIGEL CHRITIAN and when will shortie be charged for forging the PM signature??

      THIS PAPPY-SHOW, DISREGARD FOR THE RULE OF LAW IS A CANCEROUS BEHAVIOUR AND AFFECTING THE ENTIRE NATION. THE INABILITY TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST A CUSTOMS BROKER WHO DEFRAUDED THE TREASURY OF OVER THREE MILLION DOLLARS ($3,000,000). THE INABILITY TO BRING JUSTICE TO NIGEL CHRISTIAN , THIS WHOLE COUNTRY IS LIKE ONE BIG CARTOON SHOW!!!!

      Speaking of the late Customs Officer,Nigel Christian. He was gun down in cold blood.His Mother said,there were 4 men that took him from her home.However,why are there only 3 men in Custody since that time.What has happen to the fourth man? Did he vanish into the thin Antigua air? Did he swim out into the Atlantic Ocean and never to be seen again? Where the hell is that 4th Person? Time for that person to be arrested and be charged as the other three in Custody.
      WHY THAT CESSPOOL KNOWN BY ALL AS CUSTOMS IS NOT BEING PURGED FROM THE TOP DOWN TO THE LOWEST BOTTOMS.WHY THE MAN WHOM IT HAS BEEN ALLEGE BY GASTON BROWNE THAT FORGE HIS SIGNATURE.WHY HE WAS NEVER ARRESTED AND BE CHARGED FOR FORGERY AND OR FRAUD? IS IT BECAUSE THE COMRADES ARE ABOVE THE LAWS OF GASTON BROWNE’S LAND, ALSO KNOWN AS ANTIGUA?

  11. Dictatorship must stop

    I do agree that there’s no need to insult each other, now lets be clear. I directed my comments to Asot not you and you picked me up and oooh!! how you went off on me. Remember respect goes both ways. Now let’s get back to the meat of the matter. Be honest with yourself, would you say that during UPP reign in office that they lack governance? Would you say that Baldwin Spencer was a good leader and a good influence? Would you dear say that Baldwin Spencer and the UPP had good leadership with class?. Are you anti Gaston Browne or ABLP or just good governance?. What it is

    • Yes, I am anti Gaston because of things he has done. Things that the public don’t know about. For me, it’s not about party but what’s best for the country. We cannot allow any party to become too complacent because it breathes corruption. I know you don’t like to hear that but it’s true. We have to look past part or else we will stay stagnant or go backwards. Good governance is important. Honestly, I don’t see anything to be proud of. I hope I answered your questions.

      • Dictatorship must stop

        Ok, fair enough you may have your reasons why you’re anti Gaston. However though, I would love to hear your sentiments on the other questions that was ask. Just to highlight something that you had said regarding things that he have done and things that the public don’t know about, seems to me that you know something that the public doesn’t. Which therefore led me to believe that you were apart of Gaston corruption and greed and perhaps you didn’t get what you wanted so now you’re disgruntled. Just saying

  12. Cry baby,

    Again, you are assuming things. I do not dabble in that type of lifestyle. However, your personal attacks and insults speaks volume. It is telling me that you are one of them in disguise and that is Ok. I expected that but let’s face the truth. What is Gaston doing for the local citizens of Antigua and Barbuda? People are worse off than ever-before. Water is the most essential part of life and we can’t get water to drink or bathe. People are not getting paid. I personally know people who have worked for months and didn’t get paid and when they push back, they are told to work or go home. The priorities of our country are not been met but Gaston is profiting exponentially from so-call investors while the local people suffer dearly. It’s wrong and I can’t stand for that. There are still some people out there with hearts.
    I will always advocate for the people of Antigua and Barbuda so I promise you, this is not the last you will hear from me.

    • Dictatorship must stop

      Oh!! so you playing victim now. When you say what you want about Gaston Browne, you nah no that a insult and personal attack. Why are you crying 😢 😭? Tap you crying man and stick to the allegations that was made by you about the Hon Gaston Browne. Please speak to the questions also that I ask you. Awaiting your response

  13. Is this Gaston Browne himself? Has to be because you ready to fight with a civilian. As I stated earlier, Gaston Browne has done some things that the public don’t know about. I will put it out there when I am good and ready. Gaston Browne wicked for what he did. I am not biting my tongue. Time will tell. I STAND BY MY WORD.

    • Dictatorship must stop

      No my dear I’m the thorn in your skin, it’s not Gaston Browne. Sounds like you’re obsessed with the corrupt greedy good governance Gaston Browne or in love with him. Please help me out here, I’m trying to comprehend. Do you eat, sleep and wake up wid Gaston Browne on your mind?. Let me move on to the next person, you not making sense. Peace ✌️ out

  14. Cry Baby,
    I could never be obsessed with someone who act or look like Hitler. You’re the one that keep asking me questions and ask me to respond. If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Peace out to you.

    • Dictatorship must stop

      What heat? chupz you’re not carrying any heat. A bex you bex because you can’t get what you want from corrupt Gaston. Why are you refusing to answer my questions? and only answers what you want. I’m fed up with you always crying 😢 wipe your weeping eyes 👀 and take it like a woman. Gaston Browne nah go none way, he is here to stay, live with it or bite it. The choice is yours.
      Am done with you, you’re looking to be entertained and I’m not in that with you at all. ✌️ I’m out of here

  15. Bet you.. The dictator will be gone. Antigua people fed up of y’all. Because y’all corrupt and can empty out the treasury you vex that I call out the corruption. As several of the bloggers ask, why no charges against the custom broker who signed Gaston name is the 3 million dollars saga. We all know the answer. CORRUPTION, GREED, CRIMINAL ACTIONS. What are you Gaston footstool why you can’t get over the truth? You fraid the dictator will press in harder on your back. I hope you go to hell with him.

    • Dictatorship

      Fraid you Dictatorship, ahhh paw!! Ah sorry me sorry fu you. You are nothing but just empty fraught. If ah you them send, tell them you find me but you can’t manage me. Mama, you just continue to be obsessive with the corrupt, greed, good governance, know how fu run country, wap!!! 48 more years in yah tail Gaston Browne see and mek me lone if you no wah good fu you. Good riddance, you’re not worthy of another reply. Bye Felicia ✌️ out now. Go live a happy life CIAO👋 👋 👋 👋

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