(Antigua Observer) “Call the elections now!” was one of the more highly applauded statements of the night at the opposition United Progressive Party’s (UPP’s) Black March which moved through St John’s yesterday in a protest to air its dissatisfaction with the management of the country.
The call was made by the UPP political hopeful and caretaker for St Philip South, Chester Hughes who addressed the gathering of hundreds of residents who turned out for the event which commenced at Newgate Street at Freedom Hall, the headquarters of the Antigua Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU), and culminated at The House of Culture at Parliament Drive.
“If Gaston Browne calls the elections now he will recognise how unpopular he is in this country and even in his party,” Hughes said.
“Just imagine they are celebrating three years in office and his face alone is what we are seeing. Clearly there’s also a serious internal issue in the party and if he thinks he has the testicular fortitude, call the elections now and he will see how many people hate him…call the elections now, call it now…when you alone profiting you think everything going good, but businessmen are out there borrowing money to pay staff,” Hughes said in a more extensive interview after he addressed the crowd.