No to drink and wuk-up!
The incumbent MP for St. George South has no intention of drinking or wukking up just to get a vote.
Speaking to a youth rally, organised by her ruling Democratic Labour Party, at Ellerton Playing Field, St. George last night, Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo said some constituents were vex with her because she did not go into rum shops and buy them drinks or go to dubs.
“I will not go in any rum shop and buy drinks for anybody just for a vote. I would not want anybody to buy any for my sons,” insisted Byer-Suckoo.
“If you don’t want to give me your vote because I don’t go in the dub and wukkup wid you, or buy some other substance, then young people, we would have to have a very serious conversation.”
“Your vote is precious. If you think your vote is only worth a drink, then think again,” advised the St. George South candidate.
She urged residents, particularly the youth, not to sell their votes for a fete or drink. The minister of labour told the St. George South residents that their votes decided their future and determined the kind of Barbados they would have.
“Your vote would be put into transport for you, for education for you. All of you owe your free education to Errol Walton Barrow and the DLP. That is what your vote can do for you,” stated Byer-Suckoo.
She reminded the electorate that it was the DLP that introduced social security, maternity leave with pay, the Domestic Violence Protection Order, summer camps for 12,000 children and free health care.
The DLP candidate warned residents that a vote to return the DLP to government would prevent them from having to pay for their garbage collection, pay for health care, education and public transport by pensioners and school children.
All these, she cautioned, would befall them under the BLP’s proposed privitisation programme.
Byer-Suckoo also listed a series of projects for which she said she had been responsible for carrying out in St. George South during her five years as the parliamentary representative, while little or nothing was done by the MP for the former BLP administration in its 14 years.
She asked the constituents for another term so she could continue the work which she had started with little resources and make things better in the next five years. (EJ)†††††††