PEP may have to come to Barbados’ rescue – Comissiong
Don’t write off a possible re-emergence of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) led by attorney-at-law and social and political activist David Comissiong.
While he was not in a position today to make an informed comment on the results of the latest public opinion poll, which was published by Barbados TODAY yesterday, Comissiong said there was always a chance of PEP becoming active again in response to the current dissastisfaction in the country.
“I am very conscious of the precarious position that Barbados finds itself in and the fact that all of us have a duty to do whatever we can to come to the assistance of our country,” he said.
“I am very, very conscious of the fact that my generation must not be the one to let down this country and to neglect to do our part to take Barbados forward. When we look at some of the outstanding work done by predecessor generations, I am very concerned about whether my generation is fulfilling its historic duty,” added the political activist.
Pressed to say if there were any specific plans to relaunch PEP, he said: “That is something I can never write off. . . but obviously that’s something you would have to give a lot of thought to, and there would need to be a real call from the Barbadian people for such a development.”
The PEP was established on January 14, 2006 as the electoral wing of the Clement Payment Movement led by Comissiong. It received only 198 votes in the 2008 general elections and failed to win a seat.