Wednesday, December 21, 2011

APNU names its MPS, still no place for Aubrey Norton & Deborah Backer

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) yesterday released its extracted list of candidates for the 2011 elections, naming those individuals set to represent it in the National Assembly.

The coalition issued the names of 25 individuals with no place on the list for Aubrey Norton whose supporters have been protesting his exclusion.

“The 26th name will be submitted after discussions and consultation are concluded for the Speaker of the National Assembly,” the APNU said.

Also missing from the list is Deborah Backer who the APNU has been touting to be first female Speaker of the National Assembly.

Norton met the APNU leadership on Tuesday and it was said that a review of the selection process would have been done.

"As I understand it they intended to do a review but no review was done," Norton told media operatives last night when contacted for a reaction.

He added that he knew that once party leader Robert Corbin was involved there was no way he would have been on the list. The relationship between the two has been strained for years.

"Essentially, it came down to a man who the electorate has rejected," Norton said of Corbin. He added that he intends to continue his political work.

1 comment:

  1. APNU has push aside the stalwarts that were there and help them to get the votes in specific areas for the inexperience of some of these new comers.Right there we see what would have happen if the had gotten into power.