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An open letter to Jomo Thomas and Prime Minister Gonsalves
Mr. Jomo Thomas, what constituency are you living in? And why not try and run for the constituency in which you are living? Why are you forcing yourself on the people of South Leeward? You said you have family ties in that area, but how much of your family is supporting you? In recent times, you formed your own party, PMC (People’s Movement for Change). What really became of that party? What happened? Did you not have enough leadership skills to run your own party? You kick up so much against the prime minister and the ULP (Unity Labour Party), so how come you want full time candidate and want to give Mr.[Grenville] Williams a hard time now? What are you, a dictator or an authoritarian leader? Please leave South Leeward seat for the people to determine who they want to represent them.
Mr. Thomas, you are not really a people person. It is now that you are offering yourself up for candidacy that you want the general public to believe that you are there for them. Why see something in the day and take flambeau and look for it in the night? What really is your motive? Did you join the party for your own personal reason, or are you trying to get back at the prime minister and the general secretary? You once said the Prime Minister take away your job and Julian Francis refused to give you a party card. What is your relationship with Mr. Grenville Williams? If you lose the runoff, will you continue to support the party or encourage the people to support Mr. Williams? Please let’s not bring bassa bassa to what you have to offer us. We the people said if you win the runoff fair and square we will join hand-in-hand and support you to get rid of Mr. Stephenson, but if we do not get a runoff, the PM can’t send you to us. We are telling you plain and straight “NO RUN OFF, NO SOUTH LEEWARD“.
And my dear Prime Minister, this time we are not going to follow you. You want to lead South Leeward people over the cliff with another Timothy Harris? Is Jomo the leader of the PMC? When he loses in South Leeward, will he bring back his party with Oscar? We are writing this letter with red pen. Following this, your next letter would be in yellow pen. If you don’t believe, wait until the bell is rung. You can’t push Jomo down our throats; we want to choose who we want and our choice is Grenville Williams for South Leeward. Do you think the chosen few can stay behind an iron curtain and send Putin down in South Leeward for us to vote for him? Why a runoff for North Leeward, Central Leeward, Mespo, North Windward and your constituency, but none for South Leeward? South Leeward is not voting cattle; let us have our runoff. Are you afraid Grenville will win? Is ULP becoming a dictatorial party? The constitution says differently. Let’s have a runoff and the winner will be well supported. If there is no runoff, stand ready, nature, to take your course. Thank you.
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