UPP Assures Supporters That Simon’s Nomination is Valid and Constitutional

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UPP Assures Supporters That Simon’s Nomination is Valid and Constitutional

The United Progressive Party (UPP) is assuring its members and supporters that its Candidate for St. Mary’s South, Kelvin “Shugy” Simon, was legally nominated on Wednesday,  December 28.

Despite claims to the contrary by certain political interests, Mr. Simon was nominated according to the requirements of the Representation of the People Act.

In addressing the fabricated controversy about the legality of his nomination, the Party refers to Section. 39. 1. of the Antigua and Barbuda Constitution.

It  states: “No person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the House who …  (g) holds or is acting in any public office or in the office of judge of the Supreme Court or Ombudsman or is a member of the Constituencies Boundaries Commission, the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, the Public Service Commission or the Police Service Commission….”

The Party draws attention to the word “elected,” noting that there is no prohibition on nomination.

The UPP also acknowledges the Civil Service Rule which states that a public servant cannot run for elections unless he first resigns from the Service.

However, the Party holds that this section of the Civil Service Rules is unconstitutional.

Notwithstanding that, only Brother Simon and the UPP will determine the pre-election date on which his resignation will be tendered, and we will not be coerced or intimidated by outside forces.

In the meantime, the United Progressive Party  expresses appreciation to its concerned supporters and to those Branch Members who nominated Brother Simon and have reposed their confidence in him.

We, too, are confident that his bid in St. Mary’s South will be successful.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. UPP you are fighting a losing battle. Shugy should have resigned long ago. He is not above the law. As a civil servant he’s creating a conflict of interest!! It is evident that UPP are really Dunce elements

    • @ Bluddy Joke
      @ TEAR-GAS-TON
      If i were you I would hide myself from the electorate for what YOU, CUTIE AND THE ABLP CABAL did to us ANTIGUANS on 8th AUGUST 2021. That is a day that will forever be etched in our minds. This is what THE TEAR-GAS DID TO US:
      -CAUSED BLURRED VISION
      -BURNING AND REDNESS OF OUR EYES
      -DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING
      -BURNING AND IRRITATION IN OUR MOUTH AND NOSE
      -NAUSEA AND VOMITING
      -TIGHT SENSATION IN MY CHEST LIKE A HEART ATTACK
      -CHOKING
      -BURNS
      -DAMAGE TO FACE AND HEAD
      -THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS CAN LEAD TO GLAUCOMA, BLINDNESS ETC
      That is what GASTON AND CUTIE AND HIS CABINET CAUSED TO US, and not one of his ministers has ever condemned him, but expect us to vote for them? HELL NO, I SAY VOTE DEM OUT!!!

      Athley Rodney on 08/08/2021 to Gaston and Cutie ‘should I proceed with the plan to tear gas the poor black hungry Antiguans and Barbudans?’

      Gaston and Cutie’s response to Rodney ‘Yes, teargas DEM RASIIS, make certain that you hurt them real badly, let them know that a we run things ya’

      Dem wicked evil and HEARTLESS Vagabonds.
      Their time is up. NEVER AGAIN MUST THEY RUN THIS COUNTRY. GET RID A DEM

    • Where do you stand on the fiasco in St. Peter? A blatantly contemptuous case but it’s ok with you. You are a mercenary.

  2. The constitution clearly states no persons shall be qualified to be elected who holds and it went on to state. So UPP why stay on elected. You all are such damn fools.

    • @Youth for Maria- Clear evidence that its Tabor advising them.. full of it. Clearly they need more than a term in opposition

      • @ TEAR-GAS-TON
        If i were you I would hide myself from the electorate for what YOU, CUTIE AND THE ABLP CABAL did to us ANTIGUANS on 8th AUGUST 2021. That is a day that will forever be etched in our minds. This is what THE TEAR-GAS DID TO US:
        -CAUSED BLURRED VISION
        -BURNING AND REDNESS OF OUR EYES
        -DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING
        -BURNING AND IRRITATION IN OUR MOUTH AND NOSE
        -NAUSEA AND VOMITING
        -TIGHT SENSATION IN MY CHEST LIKE A HEART ATTACK
        -CHOKING
        -BURNS
        -DAMAGE TO FACE AND HEAD
        -THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS CAN LEAD TO GLAUCOMA, BLINDNESS ETC
        That is what GASTON AND CUTIE AND HIS CABINET CAUSED TO US, and not one of his ministers has ever condemned him, but expect us to vote for them? HELL NO, I SAY VOTE DEM OUT!!!

        Athley Rodney on 08/08/2021 to Gaston and Cutie ‘should I proceed with the plan to tear gas the poor black hungry Antiguans and Barbudans?’

        Gaston and Cutie’s response to Rodney ‘Yes, teargas DEM RASIIS, make certain that you hurt them real badly, let them know that a we run things ya’

        Dem wicked evil and HEARTLESS Vagabonds.
        Their time is up. NEVER AGAIN MUST THEY RUN THIS COUNTRY. GET RID A DEM

    • @ TEAR-GAS-TON (all ministers should be condemned for upholding the teargassing)
      If i were you I would hide myself from the electorate for what YOU, CUTIE AND THE ABLP CABAL did to us ANTIGUANS on 8th AUGUST 2021. That is a day that will forever be etched in our minds. This is what THE TEAR-GAS DID TO US:
      -CAUSED BLURRED VISION
      -BURNING AND REDNESS OF OUR EYES
      -DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING
      -BURNING AND IRRITATION IN OUR MOUTH AND NOSE
      -NAUSEA AND VOMITING
      -TIGHT SENSATION IN MY CHEST LIKE A HEART ATTACK
      -CHOKING
      -BURNS
      -DAMAGE TO FACE AND HEAD
      -THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS CAN LEAD TO GLAUCOMA, BLINDNESS ETC
      That is what GASTON AND CUTIE AND HIS CABINET CAUSED TO US, and not one of his ministers has ever condemned him, but expect us to vote for them? HELL NO, I SAY VOTE DEM OUT!!!

      Athley Rodney on 08/08/2021 to Gaston and Cutie ‘should I proceed with the plan to tear gas the poor black hungry Antiguans and Barbudans?’

      Gaston and Cutie’s response to Rodney ‘Yes, teargas DEM RASIIS, make certain that you hurt them real badly, let them know that a we run things ya’

      Dem wicked evil and HEARTLESS Vagabonds.
      Their time is up. NEVER AGAIN MUST THEY RUN THIS COUNTRY. GET RID A DEM

  3. Qualified to be elected means nomination. The party keeps bamboziling its ignorant supporters into perpetual stupidity. Why hasn’t he resigned? He was hoping to continue to get a cheque up until election day? One foot in and one foot out? This was a gross miscalculation by the party and if the court rules against them, they have noone to blame but themselves. The UPP has become a colossal joke.

    • @DunlopJ -The section(39) related to having an allegiance to another country making you unqualified to run as a MP, has the same wording. In court (eg Dominica where Skerrit was accused of being unqualified), it was accepted that this relates to nomination. Not sure why the UPP, always fighting the obvious.

      “39 1. No person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the House who-
      is, by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state;”

  4. So you ALP minions think that the party would not have already gotten advise on this matter?
    Is this the cabal tipping their hand for when he bang the gorilla, to challenge the defeat?

    • @ Dalzaree Kalteek

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      Dunlopj you wished: on a comparative term, is not the ABLP with Asot filing a claim against the candidacy of TURNER more a colossal failure……I TOO WANT ASOT WIN HIS CASE, lets sit back and watch

  5. NO MINISTER IN GASTON CABINET INCLUDING THE PM CHIEF OF STATE DARE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE TEAR GAS INCIDENT IN AUGUST!!
    SHAME!!
    YOU SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID TO SPEAK!!
    A TRUE LEADER SHOULD WELCOME THAT! SHAME!!

    • Why should they speak out against something which was correct? Saved us from having the chaos a few other islands had when their police force did not control the crowd. Kudos to C Benjamin as acting PM for taking the right decision

  6. Remember McLean Matthias, former Permanent Secretary wanted to run on ALP’s ticket a few years ago was forced to resign when he wanted to run in Rural North.

    Shugy need to RESIGN!!!!!

  7. Laughing and smiling is Mr. Cortwright Marshall at this bungle of confusion. What goes around comes around. Retribution: Look what they did to Cortwrong; looks like he is now finally Cortright! Lovell did not vet his can’tdidates. It was a wash-yu-foot-an-come type of slate. Kelvin don’t let lovell pappyshow you!

  8. What you ALP minions should concern yourself with is the court ruling on the Asot Michael, Rawson Turner saga. By nominating Turner, Alp is in contempt of a court order. Thing is, will Asot, for all his big show ,pursue this. At heart, the man is a hopeless Laborite, but we shall see. Shuggy is good. All he has to do is resign before the 18th.
    @tenman, thank you for reminding us of August 8th. You keep your head where it is.

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