President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Dr Natalio Wheatley is advising the public not be misled by anyone claiming that they are running under the VIP banner.
Dr Wheatley gave the advisory amid recent reports that certain political hopefuls are promoting themselves as VIP candidates.
“We are aware that rumours persist about who may be running as At-large candidates and who may be running in the Third District. But, I assure you that these are just mere distractions that do not reflect the future and new direction of the Virgin Islands Party. The VIP Congress will decide,” Dr Wheatley said in a media release late last night.
He said several persons have expressed an interest in running under the VIP banner.
However, none have been guaranteed a spot on the VIP ticket so far.
“To date, the Virgin Islands Party’s Congress has not met to select ANY candidate whether At-Large or otherwise.”
“Hence, we ask the public not to be misguided by anyone who says differently at this time. As soon as the Congress votes on the slate of candidates, which is in the near future, the VIP will come to the public to officially make an announcement,” Dr Wheatley said.
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