(Antigua Observer) Suspended opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Joanne Massiah has announced that a “new fresh and dynamic” political organisation, yet to be named, will field a full slate of candidates in the country’s next general elections.
“In the next general elections there will be a party that will be contesting all 17 seats,” she said. “My colleagues and I, we are serious minded people … something new, fresh and dynamic is on the horizon and sooner rather than later the people of this country will welcome [it].
“Joanne Massiah will be on the ballot,” she added.
The All Saints East & St Luke MP stated that there is no chance of reconciliation between her and the United Progressive Party (UPP), which has taken disciplinary measures against her for allegedly acting against its interests.
According to her, the UPP “has gone so far … as to name a candidate for the United Progressive Party in my constituency” despite the fact that she is the sitting MP elected under the UPP ticket.