“I have come to St John. Politics is only the route”.
This from Hudson Griffith, the Barbados Labour Party candidate in Thursday’s St John by-election.
Griffith told NATIONnews.com that he was in for the long haul, as he canvassed through some of the St John areas last Saturday.
Just the night before, leader of the Barbados Labour Party Owen Arthur appealed to St John residents to find it in their hearts to support Griffith.
He said the BLP needed someone to stay in that constituency and give the people the sterling representation that did not depend on whether they voted for the candidate or not.
Arthur had asked Griffith to give the assurance that he would be there for the people of St John.
Griffith said he had no plans of going anywhere, adding he was concerned about the issue of representation which he said residents continued to raise as he walked the length and breadth of the parish.
“I find it amazing the amount of work I have to respond to… there is so much to be done. That is the hard cold fact. It is a reality,” he said.