Commentary by Charles Williams .
After years of dismal performance, which included civil servants not being paid for many months, a declining economy and a failure to provide innovative solutions, the UPP in Antigua and Barbuda, was voted out of office in a decisive day at the polls on Thursday.
The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party, re-took the seat of Government, in what can be considered as a big win for LABOUR, and a display of full confidence by the people of Antigua and Barbuda that in these challenging times, Effective Leadership is required.
Our neighbors in Antigua and Barbuda have been fully aware of the good news in St. Kitts and Nevis, and could only have wanted the same for themselves. It is clear that with the embrace of the “mix up, try a thing group” from St. Kitts, that the UPP, had clearly really lost its way and the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda wanted relief and results, not associations with those trying to stop progress.
The overwhelming win also clearly demonstrates, that while UPP was caught up with the rainbow, the ALP was focused on plans to bring life back to Antigua and Barbuda, and just like the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), and the Commonwealth Secretariat, they too started to look at what Prime Minister, the Right Honourable, Dr. Denzil Douglas was doing in St. Kitts and Nevis. The citizens heard their plan, and knew that if effective Leadership is working in St. Kitts and Nevis, it can also work in Antigua and Barbuda.
Effective Leadership is required in Critical Times, and on Thursday, June 12, the residents of Antigua fully understood that and embraced with full confidence the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party led by the Honourable Gaston Browne.
The CDB saw that, the Commonwealth Secretariat saw it, Kittitians and Nevisians, we know it, and when our time comes to show it, let us remember, effective leadership brings the desired transformational results. Vote LABOUR and with full confidence continue our progress with Dr. Denzil Douglas and his team.
St. Kitts and Nevis will be Bigger, Better, and we are Ready for the continued growth under the leadership of Dr. Denzil Douglas and Labour.
Effective Leadership is required in Critical Times and Dr Denzil Douglas has proven he can provide it!