Democratic Labour Party (DLP) representative for Christ Church East Central Ronald Jones has accused Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for Christ Church West, William Duguid of abandoning his constituents during the 2008 and 2013 general elections.
Duguid returned this year under the BLP ticket after Maria Agard was ousted from the party.
Speaking at a meeting in Parish Land, Christ Church Friday night, Jones criticized Duguid’s return to politics, accusing him of taking his constituents and the citizens of Barbados for “fools”.
“In the midst of the election, he just upped and left them, but then he believed . . . that persons who support the Barbados Labour Party are stupid people . . . so he can return after aiding and abetting the destruction of . . . Maria Agard,” Jones said while adding that the poor representation that the constituents of Christ Church West experience would be no longer with the election of DLP hopeful Verla Depeiza.
“Duguid came along and demonstrated how not to represent people, how not to leave them in the lurch,” he added.
Jones further contended that Duguid’s behaviour was synonymous with the actions of the members of the BLP, “ who grow up believing that citizens are fools”.
“They can make sport at them [citizens] . . . mistreat poor people, people who are vulnerable and especially if you don’t have their level of education it is even worse, and that is intensified in the Barbados Labour Party,” he added.