BLP stalwarts dismiss rumours
“At this stage of my life I would not be drawn into such political buffoonery.”
Those were the words of former Prime Minister Owen Arthur yesterday as he responded to reports that one of the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) 14 parliamentary representatives wanted him and St Andrew MP George Payne expelled from the party.
Arthur refused to comment any further while efforts to reach Payne for his reaction proved futile.
At the same time, general secretary Senator Jerome Walcott, speaking on behalf of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, stated “emphatically” there was “no motion for disciplinary action before the National Council”, while a senior official of the BLP?who asked not to be quoted described the rumours as the work of a disgruntled member of the party.
Additionally, a senior official of the party’s national executive committee who who spoke on the condition of anonymity dismissed the report as foolishness.