Everything pointing in BPM’s favour – Beazer

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Campaigning for the Barbuda Council Elections are currently in progress both in Antigua and Barbuda, and it is looking good for the Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM). This was disclosed by a member of the Barbuda Council, Kendra Beazer, in an exclusive interview with OBSERVER media yesterday.
Beazer explained that it is important to “mobilise campaigning,” in the run-up to the elections scheduled for April 30. He said that although the majority of voters are still in Antigua, it is necessary to cater to those in Barbuda as well.
Beazer said that The Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) is undertaking two sets of campaigning – going door-to-door, and one-on-one conversations.
 He also said that based on the general feed-back, he is led to believe that this will be “a good election” for the BPM, adding, “everything is pointing in BPM’s favour.”
“With the repealing of the Barbuda Land Act tomorrow, and with the slow recovery post Hurricane Irma, things are not looking too good on the ABLP’s side,” Beazer said.
OBSERVER media reached out unsuccessfully for more information from the candidates from both the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) and the BPM.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the 2018 by-elections will be held in Barbuda. In an interview with OBSERVER media, Public Relations Officer for the Electoral Commission, Elisa Graham, explained why the elections must be held on the sister island.
 “The Local Government Act which governs the operations of the Barbuda Council does not make provision for the election to take place anywhere else outside of Barbuda, hence the reason why it will be taking place in Barbuda.” Graham said.
She added that the concern of some persons is “[whether] the Government will take responsibility for the transportation of the Barbudans back to Barbuda.” She said that when the Supervisor of Elections, who is currently off island, returns tomorrow, that issue will be addressed.

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