New hope for St. Peter
It will only take 2,200 votes for St. Peter to get the change for which they are so desperately asking.
This is according to leader of the New Barbados Kingdom Alliance, Apostle Lynroy Scantlebury, who spoke with Barbados TODAY this evening after a day of canvassing in Boscobelle, The Mount and other districts in the St. Peter constituency.
Scantlebury is the lone candidate representing the NBKA in the February 21 general elections and he described today’s stumping as “fantastic”.
He said the people he met today, including both Democratic Labour Party and Barbados Labour Party “die hards”, were very enthusiastic about his message and many said they were fed-up with “bouncing between the DLP and the [Barbados] Labour Party for more that 30 years, while “nothing has been done for the development of the constituency”.
“Next year will be 30 years that Owen [Arthur] has represented St. Peter, and people are asking for change and we are doing what we have to do,” Scantlebury said.
“They are beginning to see there is something wrong with the current selection of representation…, not only the youth but the middle age as well. The people of St. Peter are beginning to think and look past the current governmental structure… Now is the best time for a third party in Barbados and St. Peter.
“The people are saying that both†parties’ attitudes are the same†… and they think the Democratic Labour Party bit off more than they could chew. In the NBKA we are putting ourselves as the alternative… We working with St. Peter to see if the people are really ready for change … and we are doing our best with the limited funds we have.” (KC)††