Attorney and political activist David Comissiong has declared his hands calling on Barbadians to make Mia Mottley the next Prime Minister of the country come Thursday and slamming Freundel Stuart as a leader with despotic tendencies.
In a hard-hitting speech tonight at the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) mass meeting at Silver Sands, Christ Church, Comissiong, whose support over the years has shifted from various political parties, insisted that Mottley was the leader for Barbados at this time.
The political activist who has been a constant thorn for the Stuart administration, launching or threatening legal action to stop some Government projects, tonight, said he was laying his cards on the table regarding his political position in the 2018 general election.
He said Barbadians could not take another five years of a Stuart-led administration and called on them to elect a woman “who was from some very good stock” and who was a “brilliant daughter of the nation”.
In a presentation that was supposed to be restricted to five minutes as was the case with the candidates who had spoken earlier, Comissiong was allowed to speak for half-hour.
In his presentation, he declared that he was Mia Mottley’s cousin and that she was a great leader who had come from fine “stock” explaining that Mottley’s mother was his aunt.
Wearing a red shirt and confessing that it was not by accident that he wore the colours of the BLP, Comissiong, however, insisted that he was not a member of the opposition party.
He told the crowd he was there in solidarity with Mottley before launching a broadside on Stuart. He said the Prime Minister’s announcement to pull out of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) if he retained office, was a sign of something more concerning for Barbadians.
He said Stuart’s declaration would lead to the loss of any independent review of judicial decisions in Barbados because he argued that Stuart would not be returning to the Privy Council either.
“He is saying that there will be no outside court. . . .As Prime Minister, he will be appointing the judges,” Comissiong told the BLP supporters. (IMC)