The man who unseated a former Prime Minister says Barbadians should be prepared for a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration with no opposition in Parliament.
Noel “Barney” Lynch, who defeated former Prime Minister Sir Lloyd Sandiford in the St Michael South constituency in 1994, told party supporters last night that Mia Mottley and her team are likely to wipe out the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at the polls on Thursday.
Lynch told cheering supporters that the DLP did “not deserve any seats” though he admitted that Mottley would have trouble on her hands if the party secured 30 seats. He explained she would be unable to meet all the demands from 30 Members of Parliament.
According to Lynch, not having an opposition was generally seen as not good for democracy, however, the firebrand politician said, “the way the polls are trending and the word on the street” is that “we might wake up on [Friday] with no opposition”.
Lynch was speaking to supporters at a mass meeting in St Patrick’s, Christ Church where the BLP pitched its tent in support of John King who is opposing the DLP’s Dr David Estwick. The St Patrick’s area is seen as important plank for any candidate who wants to win the St Philip West seat.
Insisting that the Stuart administration had reduced Barbados to “nothingness”, he also urged supporters not to take anything for granted and not to be fooled by the number of people “walking around with red shirts”. He called on them to go to polls, go early and follow all the electoral rules.
Lynch, while extremely optimistic about a BLP win at the polls on Thursday, called on Barbadians not to think the opposition party had it in the bag and to dismiss any thoughts that it was not necessary to go to the polls.