Opposition Leader Owen Arthur and his Barbados Labour Party have done nothing to deserve being elected to Government.
As they reported on the performance of Democratic Labour Party administration’s five years in office during a public meeting in Bay Street last night, senior DLP spokesmen asked all to retire Arthur and several of his colleagues.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said the “courageous” men and women of the DLP Government had faced and fixed major social, political and economic problems they found in January 2008 when elected.
“Even though the challenges faced would have daunted lesser men and women they were so committed and steeled for the challenges that tonight they can look Barbadians in the face with pride and say ‘we have delivered you’,” the St. Michael South MP said.
“Our adversaries cannot live with that fact and wherever they go now they are hurling the most vitriolic abuse at Democratic Labour Party members and supporters, dead and alive.”
Minister of Health Donville Inniss urged voters not to be swayed by the BLP’s “bells and whistles” campaign.
“Tonight after five years of managing the affairs of this economy and society we stand before you as a united team under the capable and able leadership of Freundel Jerome Stuart. I am sure that you will all agree that the Democratic Labour Party has done well under the circumstances,” he said.
“Over the next three weeks the airwaves, your ears, your communities by the noise and din of the Barbados Labour Party, they will come to you in a sea of red, they will come to you criticising all that we have done, they will come with their bells and whistles, with all of their entertainment, but they will never come to you with the truth that this economy and society have been well managed.”
Minister of Education Ronald Jones also advised the electorate not to return Arthur to power.
“I am begging the people of Barbados to retire Owen Seymour Arthur. He has been in retirement and being paid for it. I am also begging the people of St. Joseph to retire (Dale) Marshall, give me Dennis Holder any time. There is nothing wrong with having two De Peizas in the House of Assembly so I want Ronald Toppin to be retired,” he stated. (SC)