Election candidate Ben Exeter is “not one bit” concerned that the ruling Unity Labour Party is trying to cast him in a negative light after he jumped onto his colleague, Lauron “Sharer” Baptiste’s back in celebration of a victory in a dance-off last month. (Scroll for video)
“This time of the year – campaign — is a silly season and people with a twisted mind, perverted mind will read into things that that are not there,” Exeter, the main opposition New Democratic Party’s (NDP) candidate for Central Leeward told I-Witness News.
“When Vincy Heat score a goal or they win, they jump on each other and roll around in the grass. What does that mean?” Exeter said.
The ULP has edited a small segment of an I-Witness News video of the dance-off, including slowing down the video in an apparent attempt to cause viewers to have an untoward opinion of Exeter.
“I know some people are trying to paint me in a certain light but that’s up to them.
“I never raped anybody,” he said.
Exeter, a first-time candidate, will come up against Louis Straker, who the ULP has called out of retirement in response to Exeter’s candidacy.
The ULP has retired, therefore, current representative for Central Leeward, Maxwell Charles, after one term.
Exeter further told I-Witness News that he does not think that people of Central Leeward “are that narrow-minded” as to draw untoward conclusion about the dance-off.
Exeter also spoke of the development as he addressed the NDP’s rally in Campden Park this month.
“Some perverted minds will take things and twist them, try to deter you from the real issue at hand, what affects you in your daily lives,” he said.
“But you know what? They can play and dwell in the gutter all they want. I am not going down there with them. They’ve gotta come up here and tell me what their plans are for you, the people,” Exeter told party supporters.