Recipe for ‘trouble’
OPPOSITION LEADER Owen Arthur is doing more harm than good to his party by insisting on having economist Clyde Mascoll as a candidate for the next general election, according to Government minister Donville Inniss.
Inniss charged yesterday that Arthur would only end up creating more divisions in his “troubled” Barbados Labour Party (BLP) because he was “cherry-picking” a constituency for Mascoll.
In the process, the former Prime Minister was ignoring other BLP candidates with legitimate aspirations concerning certain ridings, “insulting the electorate” and dismissing the long-held position that a candidate needed to “get into the trenches and work”, Inniss told the MIDWEEK NATION.
“Both Owen Arthur and Clyde Mascoll are displaying nauseating arrogance in cherry-picking which constituency Mascoll should run in,” the St James South Member of Parliament and Minister of Health said.
“If Mascoll wants to run some place, let him get out there, roll up his sleeves, walk the ground and tell constituents what he can do for them . . . not sit back and wait on a cherry picker to help.” (TY)
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