Beaten candidate to replace outgoing Member of Parliament for the PNP stronghold of NorthEast St Elizabeth, Everton Fisher, says the PNP has failed the Constituency for the last Twelve years.
“North East St Elizabeth has had its fair share of challenges. It’s a traditional PNP constituency, but it has suffered for the past 12 years,” he admitted.
“My approach up to a month ago was to encourage the incumbent MP Comrade Redman to do a second term. That didn’t work out.”
He then went on to trash the party’s leadership decision to have a runoff to replaced Evon Redman.
“I think the selection process was premature in a constituency like North East St Elizabeth. I understand the party’s thinking that they want to put in a candidate, but I would suggest to them that you put candidates where there is a crisis. But in a seat where Comrade Redman is trying to unite after the disruption, I would have preferred the selection be delayed for a year,” Fisher reasoned.
The former PNP mayor said he is considering his future in politics.
The candid assessment by Fisher over the PNP’s failure in North Eastern St. Elizabeth, while true, shows the deep division that has been reopened in that Constituency. Fishers acknowledgement of 12 years of failure of the PNP in the Constituency is yet another reminder why they need a change.