David Walrond believes he will be the next Member of Parliament for St George North if the pulse of the people is anything to go by.
Moments after completing the by-election nomination process at the Valley Resource Centre, the People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) candidate told reporters he was the right man for the job.
Walrond – who was flanked by his mother Patricia Walrond, wife Ruthlyne Walrond, PdP president Bishop Joseph Atherley and several of his colleagues who mainly donned green shirts – was all smiles as he made his way to the nomination centre.
Veronica Price was his proposer while Sonia Phillips was his seconder.
“I am the person that the people of St George North need right now. I’m the person that has the history of service to the people of St George North,” Walrond said.
“My confidence comes from the people. I am met on the road by persons who are saying to me, ‘I like the message you are bringing to us. I like what you’re saying about agriculture. I like the fact that you are saying to us that we have hope and we have an industry that we can develop’.”
With just two weeks before the polls, Walrond said he has no special plans to unveil and he would continue to do what he has been doing throughout his campaign.
“I am one of the candidates that does not have this large treasure chest…. We will continue to do what I have been doing before – meeting the people on the ground and talking and listening to the people. I think what is most important is hearing what the people expect of us and being able to meet people face to face. That is what is important to me right now,” he said.
“We will continue our spot meetings and we will continue to bring messages to the people of St George North.”
Walrond also thanked his family for their support, saying they were one of the main driving forces behind his decision to contest the by-election.