While noting the likelihood of his party having a contender for all electoral seats, National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman Myron Walwyn is urging other political organisations not to interfere with the NDP as it rolls out its candidates for the 2019 General Elections.
Walwyn made his appeal in response to recent comments from Virgin Islands Party (VIP) leader, Andrew Fahie, about the incomplete number of candidates the NDP presented, so far.
Fahie said he found it “alarming” that a governing party, the NDP, was having difficulty fielding a full slate of candidates for the election, which must happen by April 16.
Walwyn retorted saying parties should leave the NDP to run its campaign in peace.
“We are now rolling out our candidates and we expect the same level of respect that we gave to other political parties to roll out their candidates, as they see fit, without us casting any aspersions. We are capable of saying who our candidates are and I think the decision to roll out your candidates as you see fit is a matter for each political party,” Walwyn said.
He further recalled that parties such as the VIP had multiple rollouts before arriving at its full slate of 13 candidates.
The NDP has presented 11 candidates at the launch of its campaign o Saturday. It did not present candidates for the First and Second electoral districts.
Walwyn told BVI News on Tuesday that “there is is a strong possibility” that his party will present candidates for those two outstanding seats.
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