Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St Joseph candidate Dennis Holder has warned Barbadians to be wary of the “tricks and gimmicks” that may come their way ahead of Thursday’s general election.
“Be careful and beware of what will come to you. Be careful what is said to you on the eve of an election. I warn you that at this time you will be seeing a lot of wolves dressed up pretty in sheep’s clothing.
“People will say to you what they think you want to hear and you have to be sensible enough to decipher what is fact and what is fiction. We have been hearing a lot of fiction over the last few weeks,” he told the crowd at Belleplaine, St Andrew Monday night.
The DLP candidate for St Joseph begged those gathered to take what the Opposition brings to them over the next two days with a “pinch of salt”. He recalled a “false promise” that was made to the residents of St Joseph ahead of the 2008 elections.
“In 2007, on the eve of the 2008 general election it was told to the people of St Joseph . . . that a brand new bridge had been imported for the purpose of fixing the bridge at Joe’s River. Fate had it, that in 2008 the Democratic Labour Party was given a resounding victory at the polls. In came a new minister of transport and works . . . that new minister set out on a task to find this new bridge.
“He went to Bridge Street, he went to Bridgefield, he went to Bridge Cot, he went to Bridgetown and up to now he has not found that bridge yet,” the educator said, adding that “it was said because it sounded good”.
Holder, in endorsing the candidacy of Irene Sandiford-Garner, said: “You have had two representatives for the last few years. You have had one who is paid by Government and you have had one who has been volunteering her services. Come May 24 you have to do a combination and you have to make sure you have one Member of Parliament going through to represent St Andrew in the House of Assembly.”