UPP AND DNA IN WAR OF WORDS
The newly formed Democratic National Alliance, (DNA) and the main opposition United Progressive Party, are in a war of words over statements allegedly made by Senator Harold Lovell.
The DNA is taking issue the UPP leader after he reportedly pledged to “brutally deal” with the new political party.
In a statement, DNA political leader Joanne Massiah said, Lovell’s remarks came at a time when “the majority of persons in our community are outraged at the growing use of violence which is crippling our nation.”
But Lovell on Tuesday dismissed the DNA, saying he won’t give the party the time of day.
“We really are not going to become embroiled in any sideshow with DNA,” he said.
“Our strategy in response to that is to stay focused on the ABLP and deal with the DNA at the doorstep with our base, not in the public media but brutally deal with them on a one-on-one basis when we meet our people and in communities,” Lovell added.
Pundits say the DNA which was launched earlier this month, is likely to hurt the main opposition more than the ruling Antigua Barbuda Labour Party administration.
The DNA comprises mainly former members of the UPP who back Massiah’s failed bid to lead the UPP.