Representative of the Seventh Electoral District Dr Kedrick Pickering has confirmed that he will be seeking another term in political office.
Dr Pickering gave that confirmation just minutes ahead of Premier Dr D Orlando Smith’s announcement of the February 25 election date in the House of Assembly on Wednesday evening.
“I just want to thank the people from my community who has continually put their trust in me to stand in here and represent them. I am not going to give any political speech here about achievements or non-achievements. There is a time for that and I will take care of that in due time. [But] I am running for election,” Dr Pickering said.
The government legislator gave no further information about his candidacy and declined to answer any questions from members of the media following the dissolution of the House that said evening.
Considering that Dr Pickering is clearly not aligning with the National Democratic Party which Myron Walwyn now leads, voters are wondering what political banner Dr Pickering will march under if any at all.
Notably, the Ronnie Skelton-led Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) is yet to secure a candidate for the Seventh District seat. The Julian Fraser-led Progressives United is also without a Seventh District contender.
Be that as it may, previous statements from PVIM leader Skelton are that he welcomes Dr Pickering to join the movement.
Dr Pickering has always declared his undying loyalty to Premier Smith but now that the premier is retiring and House has dissolved, the Seventh District representative is free to make new political alliances, if he so pleases.
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