Although confident of a “massive Barbados Labour Party victory” at the polls come May 24, BLP candidate for St Lucy, Peter Phillips warned party faithful not to take anything for granted since the ship has not reached the harbour as yet.
“As we enter the closing stages of this long campaign, that we as a people remain focused; we have been focused for some time now but we have to continue to be focused because the ship has not yet reached the harbour. I am taking nothing for granted and I urge you as well not to take anything for granted,” he said.
Phillips was speaking at a political meeting in Boscobel, St Peter Saturday night. He reminded them that there were still a few days left to Election Day and caution was needed.
“We recognise tonight that the ship of the state of the Barbados Labour Party is heading towards a massive victory at the pools on May 24. But on our way there we have to be careful nonetheless of the reefs which have to be navigated. We will get there. The ship is heading there it will land safely but we have in the meantime to be careful. We have to do what we have to do,” the banker said.
The BLP candidate warned that large crowds at meeting did not always convert into votes. He told them they must get out there on May 24 and vote “in their numbers” to secure a BLP victory.
“I am not fooled by crowds because I know that crowds can come and then people are sometimes fickle and they can vote otherwise. But you know when the crowd is with you, you know when the winds are in your sail. We have a Government to win so I ask you to ensure Colin Jordan is elected as the next member of Parliament. I don’t know the numbers that are in this Boscobel box but I want 99 per cent of them for Colin Jordan.” (IMC)